4 4 4 4 4 4 TOWN OF ANDOVER -,- ANNUAL REPORT YEAR ENDING JANUARY 12, 1897 4 4 4 4 4 4 u i THE ANNUAL REPORT OF THE Receipts and Expenditures OF THE TOWN OF ANDOVER For the Financial Year ending January 12, 1897 Andover, Mass. THE ANDOVER PRESS 1897 CONTENTS. Abatement of Taxes, 51 Memorial Day, 49 Almshouse, 71 Military Aid, 53 Personal Property at, 72 Miscellaneous, 54 Relief out of, 66 Notes discounted, 50 Remaining in, 71 Notes paid, 50 Repairs at, 66 Overseers of Poor, 64 Anniversary, 250th, 56 Printing and Stationery, 48 Assessors' Report, A fifipf Q 88 81 Punchard Free School, 92 Auditors' Certificate, 89 Representative Fund, 70 Board of Health, 90 Schedule of Town Property, 61 Cemetery Com., Report of, 77 School-houses, Schools, 27 24 Chief Engineer's Report, 73 School Books and Supplies, 29 Chief of Police, Report, 75 Selectmen's Account, 24 -60 Cities and Towns, 69 Sewer Commissioners' Report, 94 Collector's Account, 79 Sidewalks, 37 Commonwealth, 68 Sinking Fund, 51 Cornell Fund, 91 Snow, Removal of, 35 County Tax, 51 Soldier's Relief, 68 Dog Tax, 51 Spring Grove Cemetery, 48 Drinking Fountain, 52 State Aid 52 Fire Department, 45 State Highway, 38 Hay Scales, 47 State Tax, 51 Highways and Bridges, 31 Street Lighting, 49 Highway Surveyor, 39 Summary of Appropriations Horses and Drivers, 42 and Receipts, 62 Insurance, 49 Summary of Selectmen's Orders 63 Interest on Notes and Funds, 49 Town House, 47 Liabilities, 81 Town Meetings, 5 Librarian's Report, 106 Town Officers, 43 Lunatic Hospitals, 69 Town Warrant, 96 Memorial Hall Trustees' Treasurer's Account, 81 Report, 101 Waterworks maintenance, 46 TOWN OFFICERS, i897 Selectmen, Assessors and Overseers of Poor. ARTHUR BLISS, Term expires March, 1899 SAMUEL H. BOUTWELL, " « " 1897 JOHN S. STARK, Secretary, " " " 1898 Town Clerk and Tax Collector. ABRAHAM MARLAND. Town Treasurer. GEORGE A. PARKER. School Committee. J. NEWTON COLE, Chairman, Term expires 1897 Mrs. LIZZIE A. WILSON, a a 1898 Mrs. ELIZABETH HINCKS, a a 1898 THOMAS DAVID, u u 1898 GEORGE D. PETTEE, u u 1897 WILLIAM SHAW, u u 1897 JOHN ALDEN, it a 1896 JOHN N. COLE, a a 1896 WILLIAM ODLIN, a a 1896 Superintendent of Schools. G. E JOHNSON. Water Commissioners. JOHN H. FLINT, Chairman, Term expires March, 1899 FELIX G. HAYNES, Secretary, " " " 1898 JAMES P. BUTTERFIELD, " « " 1897 Waterworks Superintendent. JOHN E. SMITH. Engineers of Fire Department. LEWIS T. HARDY, Chief, GEORGE D. LAWSON, Clerk. ANDREW McTERNEN, NATHAN E. MEARS. Superintendent of Streets. GEORGE W. CHANDLER. Board of Health. HOWELL F. WILSON, " " 1896 ARTHUR BLISS, Chairman, " " 1897 CHARLES E. ABBOTT, M. D., Secretary, Term expires 1898 Sewer Commissioners. WILLIAM S. JENKINS, Chairman, Term expires 1897 JOHN L. SMITH, " " 1899 JOHN E. SMITH, " « 1898 Chief of Police. GEORGE W. MEARS. Appointed. Constables. BARNETT ROGERS, WILLIAM L. FRYE, JOHN H. CLINTON. Trustees of Memorial Hall. JOSEPH A. SMART, Term expires 1903 E. KENDALL JENKINS, " " 1897 GEORGE W. FOSTER, " " 1898 JAMES B. SMITH, " " .1899 C. C. CARPENTER, " " 1900 JOSEPH W. SMITH, « " 1901 FRANCIS H. JOHNSON " " 1902 Trustees of Punchard Free School. GEORGE H. POOR, SAMUEL H. BOUTWELL HORACE H. TYER, MYRON E. GUTTERSON, GEORGE A. PARKER. Auditors. LEWIS T. HARDY, GEORGE A. HIGGINS, LOUIS A. DANE. TOWN MEETINGS. Annual Town Meeting, March 2. 1896. WAREANT. ESSEX, SS: To either of the Constables of the Town of Andover. Greeting : In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, you are hereby directed to notify and warn the inhabitants of the Town of Andover, and North Andover so far as relates to the election of Trustees of the Punch ard Free School, qual- ified to vote in town affairs, to meet and assemble at the Town House, in said Andover. on Monday, the Second day of March, 1896, at Nine o'clock, A. M., to act on the follow- ing Articles, namely : Article 1st. — To choose a Moderator to preside at said meeting. Article 2d. — To choose Town Clerk, Treasurer, Collector of Taxes, One member of the Board of Selectmen, Assessors and Overseers of the Poor for three years, One member of the Board of Health for three years, three members of the School Committee for three years, one Water Commissioner for three years, One Trustee of the Memorial Hall for seven years, one Sewer Commissioner tor three years, Trustee of Punchard Free School from the South Parish for two years to fill a vacancy, One or more Auditors of Accounts, Constables, Fence Viewers, Field Drivers, Surveyors of Lumber, a Pound Keeper, and any other officers the town may determine to choose. 6 Article 3d. — To take action on the following question : " Shall Licenses be granted for the Sale of Intoxicating Liquors in this town?" Article 4th. — To determine what sums of money shall be appropriated for Schools, School-Houses, School Books and Supplies, Highways and Bridges, Sidewalks, Removing Snow, Horses and Drivers, Town Officers, Town House, Hay Scales, Fire Department, Insurance, Street Lighting, Printing and Stationery, Spring Grove Cemetery, Memorial Day, State Aid, Military Aid, Waterworks, Interest on Bonds, Funds and Notes, State Tax, County Tax, Abatement of Taxes, Alms- house Expenses, Relief out of Almshouse, Repairs on Alms- house, and other town charges and expenses. Article 5th. — To see if the Town will appropriate a sum of money for the celebration of the 250th anniversary of its incorporation on the request of its Committee of Fifteen. Article 6th. — To see if the Town will purchase land, re- move and remodel the engine house in Ballard Yale, and appropriate a sum of money therefor, on petition of Engineers and others. Article 7th. — To see if the Town will vote to reconsider the vote taken two years ago authorizing the sale of the J. P. Bradlee steamer, on petition of Charles F, Billington and others. Article 8th. — To see if the Town will accept the pro- visions of Chapter 374, Acts of 1895, authorizing the Town to place the administration of their highways under a single highway surveyor, on petition of John E. Smith and others. Article 9th. — To see if the Town will authorize the Select- men to appoint a night watch in Ballard Yale and appropriate a sum of money therefor, on petition of Charles H. Shattuck and others. Article 10th. — To see if the Town will vote to purchase a new ladder truck and appropriate 11200 therefor, on petition of Engineers and others. Article 11th. — To hear and act on the reports of the Selectmen, Sewer Commissioners, and other Town Officers. Article 12th. — To see if the Town will accept the list of names^for Jurors prepared and posted by the Selectmen. Article 13th. — To fix the pay of the Firemen for ensuing year. Article 14th. — To see if the Town will vote to place a drinking fountain at the junction of Main and Marland Streets and appropriate a sum of money therefor, on petition of the Village Improvement Society. Article loth. — To see if the Town will accept the pro- visions of Chapter 154 of Acts of 1882 as amended by Chapter 240 of the Acts of 1890 relating to public parks. Article 16th. — To see if the Town will authorize the erection of an additional electric light on Abbott Street and one on Chestnut Street. Article 17th. — To determine the method of collecting the taxes the ensuing year. Article 18th. — To see if the Town will appropriate a sum of money to improve Ridge Street. Article 19th. — To see if the Town will name the street leading from Main past James N. Smart's house Gardner Avenue. Article 20th. — To see if the Town will appropriate a sum of money to care for the public dump, on petition of the Vil- lage Improvement Society. Article 21st. — To see if the Town will vote to grant the free use of water in case the Village Improvement Society places a fountain in some suitable public place. Article 22d. — To determine the disposition of unexpend- ed appropriations. Article 23d. — To see if the Town will appropriate a sum 8 of money to continue the sidewalk on the north side of Sum- mer Street to the house of J. F. Morse. Article 24th. — To authorize the Treasurer to hire money for the use of the Town, in anticipation of taxes upon the approval of the Selectmen. Article 25th. — To determine the amount of money to be raised by taxation the ensuing year. Article 26th. — To transact any other business that may legally come before the meeting. Hereof fail not, and make due return of this Warrant with your doings thereon, to the Town Clerk, at the time and place of meeting. Given under our hands, at Andover, this Thirteenth day of February, in the year one thousand eight hundred and ninety-six. ARTHUR BLISS, ) Selectmen SAM'L H. BOUTWELL, J of JOHN S. STARK, ) Andover. Took up Article 1. Chose George H. Poor, Moderator, by ballot, he receiving all of the twelve votes cast. Voted, To choose three Constables. Voted, To choose three Fence Viewers. Took up Articles 2 and 3, and voted on the same to- gether. The Moderator appointed Arthur Bliss, Samuel H. Bout- well, and John S. Stark tellers to check the names of voters for Town Officers, and Barnett Rogers teller to check the names and count the License votes, and they were all duly sworn by him to the faithful performance of their duty. At fifteen minutes past nine the polls were opened and the meeting proceeded to ballot for Town Officers and to 9 vote on the Liquor License question, the check lists being used on both articles. The Standard ballot box failed to work properly and was laid aside, an open box being substituted therefor in taking the vote on the Liquor License question. The polls were closed at 2 o'clock p.m. The whole number of votes cast was 573 Necessary for a choice where there were two candidates for the same office, 287 For Town Clerk : Abraham Marland had 573 For Selectman, Assessor, and Overseer of Poor, — 3 years. Arthur Bliss had 401 Barnett Rogers had 166 Peter D. Smith had 1 For Town Treasurer: George A. Parker had 573 For Collector of Taxes : Abraham Marland had 573 For School Committee, — 3 years : John Alden had 572 William Odlin had 570 John N. Cole had 570 J. Newton Cole had 1 John W. Bell had 1 For Water Commissioner, — 3 years : John H. Flint had 571 For Sewer Commissioner, — 3 years : John L. Smith had 570 John H. Flint had 1 10 For Trustee of Memorial Hall, — 7 years : Joseph A. Smart had 572 For Trustee of Punchard Free School, — 2 years Myron E. Gutterson had 564 John Alden had 1 For Auditors (Three) : Lewis T. Hardy had 571 Louis A. Dane had 570 George A. Higgins had 355 John J. Sweeney had 213 John H. Flint had 1 For Board of Health, — 3 years : Howell F. Wilson had 316 M. E. Clemons had 256 For Constables (Three) : George F. Cheever had 450 George W. Mears had 332 William L. Frye had 326 John H. Clinton had 310 Edward F. Sisco had 236 George F. Baker had 1 M. C. Andrews had 1 George Brown had 1 For Fence Viewers (Three) : Michael T. Welch had 566 William H. Carter had 366 Charles G. Hussey had 317 George Buchan had 256 All the foregoing officers elected were chosen by ballot, the check list being used. And the Moderator declared — Abraham Marland elected Town Clerk. 11 Arthur Bliss elected Selectman, Assessor and Overseer of the Poor for three years. George A. Parker elected Town Treasurer. Abraham Marland elected Collector of Taxes. John Alden, John N. Cole, William Odlin, elected School Committee, three years. John H. Flint elected Water Commissioner, three years. John L. Smith elected Sewer Commissioner, three years. Joseph A. Smart elected Trustee of Memorial Hall, seven years. Myron E. Gutterson elected Trustee of Punchard Free School, two years. Lewis T. Hardy, Louis A. Dane, George A. Higgins, elected Auditors. Howell F. Wilson elected Board of Health, three years. George F. Cheever, George W. Mears, William L. Frye, elected Constables. Michael T. Welch, William H. Carter, Charles G. Hussey, elected Fence Viewers. The result of the vote on the Liquor License question was declared by the Moderator to be as follows : "Yes," 42. "No," 374. Chose Field Drivers : John L. Noyes, George Buchan, Fred. M. Hill, George T. Abbott. Chose Surveyors of Lumber : Charles H. Marland, Charles G. Hussey, Charles Green, Joseph F. Cole, Joshua H. Chand- ler, George H. Coffin, William H. Carter, George "P. Pills- bury, Frank E. Gleason, Edward S. Hardy. Chose as Pound Keeper: Superintendent of the Town Farm, and Voted, That the town barn and barn yard be the pound. Took up Article 4. Voted, To appropriate the following stated sums of money : 12 Schools, 119,600 School-houses, 3,000 School Books and Supplies, 1,500 Macadamized Roads. 4,000 Repairs on Highways and Bridges, 3,000 Sidewalks (1700 of which to be expended under " betterment act") 1,300 Removing Snow, 500 Town Officers, 5,000 Town House, 1,000 Water-works, maintenance, 4,700 Sinking Fund, 675 Fire Department, Running Expenses, 2,000 " " New Apparatus and Engine House changes, 3,000 Horses and Drivers, 3,000 Street Lighting, 3,700 Printing and Stationery, 700 Spring Grove Cemetery (also proceeds of sale of lots), 300 Memorial Day, 200 State Aid, 1,600 Military Aid, 300 Expenses of Almshouse, 4,000 Relief out of Almshouse, 5,000 Repairs on Almshouse, 500 State Tax, 6,000 County Tax, 5,000 Abatement of Taxes, 300 Interest on Notes, Funds, and Bonds, 10,000 Insurance, 500 Hay Scales, 50 Miscellaneous, 1,500 250th Anniversary, 4,500 Drinking Fountain (see Art. 14), 275 Public Dump (see Art. 20), 25 $96,725 13 Took up Article 5. Voted, To appropriate the sum of four thousand five hun- dred dollars for the Celebration of the 250th Annniversary of the Incorporation of the Town of Andover. The vote stood Yes, 216 ; No, none. Voted, That Articles 6 and 10 be considered together. The appropriations called for in these two Articles having already been considered in the list of appropriations, further action was unnecessary. Took up Article 7. Voted, To rescind the vote passed two years ago authoriz- ing the sale of the J. P. Bradlee Steamer. Took up Article 8. Voted, That the Town accept the provisions of Chapter 374, Acts of 1895, authorizing the Town to place the administra- tion of their highways under a single Highway Surveyor. Voted, That the Moderator appoint a committee to bring in names of candidates for the office of Highway Surveyor. The Moderator appointed John N. Cole, M. E. demons, and Arthur Bliss as that committee. Moved, To reconsider the acceptance of the law relating to Highway Surveyor. The motion was lost. Voted, To lay Article 8 on the table until the committee report. The committee reported that they were unable to agree. Took up Article 9. Voted, To indefinitely postpone. Article 10 has already been acted upon. Took up Article 11. Voted, That the Town instruct the Sewer Commissioners to appeal to the Legislature to repeal Section 15 of Chapter 14 386 of the Acts of 1895, entitled, " An Act to authorize the Town of Andover to establish a system of Sewerage. Voted, To accept the report of the Town Officers. Took up Article 12. Voted, To strike the following names from the Jury List, at the request of the persons : Edward W. Burtt, Jonathan M. Bean, Henry J. Gardner, StillmanH. Harnden, George F. Lawrence, Henry A. Russell, James Spence, Allen Simpson. Voted,To accept the Jury List as amended, here following : Abbott, Allen F. Abbott, Warren G. Abbot, Edward F. Abbot, Stephen E. Anderson, James Anderson, Frank H. Berry, J. Warren Bodwell, Lewis F. Bowman, Charles Brown, George A. Bailey, Samuel H. Boutwell, Samuel H. Boynton, Henry Billington, Charles F. Blunt, Charles C. Boutwell, Edward W. Caldwell, Albert W. Chandler, George W. Cole, Joseph F. Chandler, Joshua H. Caffrey, Owen F. Carter, William H. Carpenter, Charles C. Christie, George A. Donald, Walter S. Dodson, Richard J. Hoffman, Carl Holt, Ballard Hanson, Eugene A. Hardy, Fred. S. Haynes, Bancroft T. Hayward, Henry M. Hay ward, Henry A. Hackett, William H. Johnson, Isaac Jowett, William H. Kibbee, Charles H. Keeland, John E. Lowd, Joseph H. Lovejoy, Sephen A. Livingston, William Mooar, J. Warren Moody, A. Herbert Moulton, Charles N. Mathews, Thomas A. Newton, Charles H. Neal, Horace F. Piatt, Thomas W. Phelps, Frank C. Poor, Daniel H. Riley, Lawrence F 4 Stack, John, Jr. 15 Daley, James E. Schneider, Louis H. Daley, Thomas F. Stott, Joshua H. Dane, Louis A. Stark, John S. Daley, Patrick Stott, Thomas E. Dear, Alexander Scott, John W. Davey, John Shaw, Benjamin Erving, Abbott Tuck, M. Warren Foster, Frank M. Wiggin, George W. Flint, James S. Ward, Wilber F. Grosvenor, James Welch, Michael T. Took up Article 13. Voted, To pay firemen same as last year ($25). Took up Article 14. Voted, That 1275 be appropriated for a drinking fountain, to be located at the junction of Main and Marland Streets. Took up Article 15. Voted, To proceed to vote on the acceptance of the pro- visions of Chapter 154 of Acts of 1882, as amended by Chapter 240 of the Acts of 1890, relating to public parks. The check list was used in taking this vote. Voted, To close the polls on Park Act at 3.50 p.m., and the polls were closed at that hour. The following is the result of the vote on Park Act : Yes, 11 ; No. 1. Voted, That Article 8 be taken from the table. Voted, That the choice of Highway Surveyor be deferred until an adjourned meeting. Voted, That when this meeting adjourn it be to 8 o'clock p.m., two weeks from this evening (March 16). Took up Article 16. This Article was voted on, but was not carried. 16 Took up Article 17. Voted, That taxes be collected on same terms as last year. Took up Article 18. Voted, That Ridge Street be improved out of the regular appropriation. Took up Article 19. Voted, To name the street leading from Main Street past James N. Smart's house, " Gardner Avenue." Took up Article 20. Voted, To appropriate f 25 for Public Dump to be under control of the Village Improvement Society. Took up Article 21. Voted, That if a Fountain be given to the Town to be placed in Elm Square, that water be provided for it without charge. Took up Article 22. Voted, That all unexpended balances be turned into the treasury, except one hundred dollars of the balance of the Sewer Commissioners. Took up Article ^3. Voted, To indefinitely postpone. Took up Article 24. Voted, To authorize the Treasurer to hire money for the use of the Town, in anticipation of taxes, upon the approval of the Selectmen. Took up Article 25. Voted, To raise eighty thousand dollars by taxation. 17 Took up Article 26. Voted, That the Committee on the 250th Anniversary be instructed to procure suitable quarters for the literary exer- cises on that occasion. Voted. That the Town request the School Committee to allow the Committee on the 250th Anniversary to use the Punchard School House for the Loan Collection. The following is a copy of the Second Annual Report of the Committee of Fifteen on the 250th Anniversary of the Incorporation of Andover : Second Annual Report of the Committee of Fifteen to the Town of Andover, March 2, 1896. At the Annual Meeting of 1895 your Committee of Fifteen on the 250th Anniversary of the Incorporation of Andover, appointed at the Annual Meeting of 1894, reported progress, and presented certain recommendations and appointments, and a general outline of a civic celebration of the 250th Anniversary of the Town. That report was accepted, and its recommendations were adopted. This report, and the action thereon, may be found on pp. 15, 16 and 17 of the Annual Reports of the Town Officers for the year ending January 15, 1896. During the year your Committee held meetings Oct. 26, Nov. 13, Dec. 11, Dec. 20, Feb. 3, Feb. 21 ; many meetings have been held by the sub-committees. There have been two changes in the Committee : Frederic W. Greene, having resigned his charge in the West Parisli and removed to Middletown, Ct., his place was filled, in accordance with the authority of the vote of the Town, by the appointment of Peter D. Smith ; George Gould, having removed temporarily from the town, asked to be released from further service on the Committee, and his place was filled by the appointment of Arthur Bliss. The Committee deemed it wise to change the date of the celebra- tion from the 6th of May to the 20th of May, and accordingly to ask the pastors of the churches to preach the memorial sermons on the 17th of May instead of the 3d of May next. The Committee, as authorized by the Town, has created sub- committees, as follows : 18 Invitation and Guests — C. F. P. Bancroft, chairman. Evening Reception and Historical Tableaux — A. L. Ripley, chairman. Decorations — Geo. W. Foster, chairman. Music — Arthur Bliss, chairman. Salute and Fireworks — John L. Smith, chairman. Procession — Peter D. Smith, chairman. Printing — John N. Cole, chairman. Banquet — Wm. Marland, chairman. Loan Collection and Historic Sites — Samuel H. Boutwell, chair- man. Transportation — Howell F. Wilson, chairman. Sports — Joseph M. Bradley, chairman. Children's Festival — Joseph W. Smith, chairman. They have constituted themselves the Finance Committee, with George H. Poor as chairman, to which as General Committee also, each sub-com- mittee is to report. Each sub-committee has for its chairman, or in its membership, a member of the General Committee, so that a general unity of plans and effort may be readily secured. About one hundred and seventeen men and women were invited to serve the town on these sub-committees, of whom only two have requested to be excused. In addition to the appointment of Orator and Poet, as voted at the last town meeting, the Committee of Fifteen have appointed Rev. Frank R. Shipman, the pastor of our oldest church, chaplain of the day, Peter D. Smith, chief marshal, and John Wesley Churchill, toast-master. The provisional program adopted by your Committee includes the following as possible features : — For the evening of the 19th May, a general reception with music, and tableaux illustrating distinctive events and scenes in the town's history. For the morning of the 20th, sunrise bells and artillery salute. A procession, in which the schools may have a prominent place, and the various organizations of the town. The literary exercises. The dinner, followed by addresses from distinguished guests and others. Various entertainment for the children. 19 Field sports and athletic games. A loan collection in some suitable place, with objects of special historical, industrial, and personal interest. There has been a very general interest in the matter of decora- tions, and the Committee expect such general and hearty response from families and firms, especially from the children, as will make a May festival of great beauty. For the evening of the 20th, the Committee has considered the possibility of an out-of-door concert, with a display of fireworks, and possibly one or more indoor promenade concerts at the same time. Your Committee has been guided by a few broad principles. We cannot vie with the larger and richer communities in numbers and display. We have not the means of housing and entertaining a great throng of spectators, who have little personal interest in our celebration. We must therefore study to make it dignified and worthy, rather than elaborate and costly. We have no one audi- torium in which we can gather a very large assembly. The Com- mittee has sought therefore to provide a variety of exercises, some of which may properly be in progress at the same time, and which at all events will appeal to a variety of differing interests, thereby relieving the poverty of our accommodations. Your Committee did not accept your appointment in 1894, and its renewal in 1895, as a right of inheritance, or a mark of distinc- tion, [ov a coveted privilege, but they accepted it as servants of the town to promote a celebration historic, comprehensive, and patriotic. They record here their appreciation of the support they have re- ceived thus far from old citizens and new comers, from women as well as men, from youth and adults, from all parts of our scattered territory, and from former residents and their descendents as well as from our present inhabitants. It has been the desire of your Committee to enlist everybody in this celebration, till everybody within our borders feels that it is unselfishly his. They have taken it for granted that every man, woman, and child should regard him- self as a member of the great central " committee of the whole," and should charge himself with a responsibility for this celebration, which was begun by the vote, in the name of the town as a whole, of the town as it is to-day, with all the various components that are in it, and which is to be carried on with the distinct aim of paying 20 a worthy tribute of gratitude and reverence to the past, with a con- scious civic self-respect and appreciation of the present, and with a generous reference to the future of a township already favorably known for its noble public spirit. Your Committee therefore has felt it their duty to call upon every citizen, in the name of the town, to assist in this celebration ; and they have called upon a few out of the very many who are competent for such leadership, by name and by appointment, to represent and organize and direct the activitity of our great " com- mittee of the whole," to which every one of our more than six thousand citizens belongs. Finally, in order to meet the expenses of the celebration, your Committee recommends that the town avail itself of the provisions of the general statute relating to centennial celebrations by towns and cities in this Commonwealth. Under this statute a town may appropriate a sum not exceeding one-tenth of one per cent, of its taxable valuation. As your Committee is informed by the Select- men our valuation is about $4,500,000, and a tenth of one per cent, would give an appropriation of $4,500 for our Quarter-Millenial, a sum judiciously expended would meet the requirements of a dignified and comprehensive celebration, while not large enough to warrant any ostentation. Your Committee accordingly recommends an appropriation not exceeding one-tenth of one per cent, of the taxable valuation, to be expended under the direction of the Finance Committee. Respectfully submitted, Cecil F. P. Bancroft, Chairman. Voted, That the road wash, past and present, be given to the Village Improvement Society, to use in improving town property. The meeting adjourned at five o'clock p.m. Attest : ABRAHAM MARLAND, Town Clerk. 21 Adjourned Town Meeting, March 16, 1896. The meeting opened at 8 o'clock p.m. Voted, To take Article 8 from the table. Voted, To proceed to vote for Highway Surveyor. Voted, At 8.50 p.m. it was voted to close the polls. Voted, To take up Article 26. Voted, That street leading from Village Street to Lowell Street, past the house of George Buchan, be named " Lincoln Street." Voted, That so much of Punchard Avenue from Elm Street to Bartlet Street, by the Punchard School grounds, be called " Whittier Street." The vote stood 81 yes, 10 no. Voted, That the portion of Punchard Avenue from the end of that portion now changed to Whittier Street, to the original Punchard Avenue, be called " Bartlet Street." The motion to pay Highway Surveyor three dollars per day, and one dollar per day additional for use of horse, was lost. Voted, That Highway Surveyor be paid one thousand dollars per year, witli nothing additional for use of horse. Voted, That all employe's of the town be paid by treasurer's check, instead of cash. The result of the vote for Highway Surveyor was as follows : Thomas J. O'Brien, 48 Joseph T. Lovejoy, 135 George W. Chandler, 159 And the Moderator declared George W. Chandler elected Highway Surveyor. Voted, At 9.30 p.m., to dissolve the meeting. Attest : ABRAHAM MARLAND, Town Clerk. 22 Special Town Meeting, December 21, 1896. WARKANT. ESSEX SS : To either of the Constables of the Town of Andover. Greetng : In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts you are hereby directed to notify and warn the inhabitants of the Town of Andover, qualified to vote in town affairs, to meet and assemble in the Town House, in said Andover, on Monday, the twenty-first day of December, 1896, at seven thirty o'clock, p. M., to act on the following articles, namely : Article 1. To choose a Moderator to preside at said meeting. Article 2. To see if the Town will instruct and empower the Spring Grove Cemetery Committee to sell and convey the standing wood and timber on land connected with said cemetery, on a petition of William S. Jenkins and others. Hereof fail not and make due return of this Warrant, with your doings thereon to the Town Clerk at the time and place of meeting. Given under our hands at Andover this Eleventh day of December in the year one thousand eight hundred and ninety-six. ARTHUR BLISS, ) Selectmen SAMUEL H. BOUTWELL, \ of JOHN S. STARK, ) Andover. 23 Took up Article 1. Chose George H. Poor, Moderator. Took up Article 2. Voted, That Spring Grove Cemetery Committee be in- structed to cut and sell wood on Spring Grove Cemetery at their discretion, the proceeds to be used for improvement of Cemetery. Adjourned at 8 o'clock p.m. Attest : ABRAHAM MARLAND, Town Clerk. Selectmen's Account. SCHOOLS. Appropriation, March 2nd, $19,600 00 G. E. Johnson, Superintendent, $1339 42 C. N. Lane, teaching, 544 80 C. A. Putnam, teaching, 459 88 F. W. Meldrum, teaching, 145 34 A. E. Chase, teaching, 439 53 C. E. Clay, teaching,' 113 21 E. A. McLawlin, teaching, 500 82 L. A. Roach, teaching, 430 62 A. 0. S. Clemons, teaching, 418 84 J. S. Abbott, teaching, 423 06 L. F. Farnum, teaching, 422 22 S. N. Molther, teaching, 486 80 C. A. Deane, teaching, 337 26 S. G. Meldrum, teaching, 249 00 M. F. Brown, teaching, 257 30 R. S. Copeland, teaching, 432 30 F. I. Abbott, teaching, 423 06 M. C. Donovan, teaching, 470 51 J. B. F. Greene, teaching-, 383 81 J. Birnie, teaching, 419 52 M. D. McLeod, teaching, 432 30 L. A. Abbott, teaching, 434 36 H. W. Battles, teaching, 436 26 E. M. Dearborn, teaching, 110 45 Grace L. Burtt, teaching, 339 59 Amount carried forward, $10450 26 25 Appropriation, March 2nd, $19,600 00 Amount brought forward, $10450 26 F. Chandler, teaching, 201 60 A. Aldrich, teaching, 171 00 Gertrude A. Burtt, teaching, 339 59 Gertrude E. Holt, teaching, 354 31 E. Demorest, teaching, 944 32 E. Kolb, teaching, 207 00 A. Mills, teaching, 7 82 A. L. Goodrich, teaching, 8 40 J. M. West, teaching, 130 00 R. Jeffers, teaching, 100 67 E. A. Laquls, teaching, 22 36 A. M. Powell, teaching, 114 14 E. M. Harmon, teaching, 129 15 M. A. Dacey, teaching, 280 00 M. L. Saunders, teaching, 132 00 C. B. Dean, teaching, 85 80 M. A Moore, teaching, 135 98 Florence Webster, teaching, 24 60 A, S. Peabody, teaching, 8 00 L. A Nolan, teaching, 3 60 E. L Warren, teaching, 165 76 Bertha Haselton, teaching. 126 00 J. F. McCarthy, teaching, 110 37 M. F. Pillsbury, teaching, 156 50 E. L. Comstock, teaching, 165 76 G. A. Puffer, teaching, 165 76 Eleanor J. Clark, teaching, 276 30 Clarissa Abbott, teaching, 10 00 Louise E. Hardy, teaching, 4 10 Abbott Erving, janitor, 720 00 Orrell Ashton, janitor, 222 00 James Scott, janitor, 219 62 Charles A. Craig, janitor, 99 50 Amount carried forward, $16292 27 26 Appropriation, March 2nd, $19,600 00 Amount brought forward, $16292 27 Fred Hanson, janitor, 30 75 Charles A. Hardy, janitor, 36 00 Mattie Bourdelais, janitor, 18 50 Edgar Mclntire, janitor, 22 00 William A. Howell, janitor, Punchard, 65 47 Edward McGovern, janitor, 29 44 C. M. Baldwin est., janitor, Punchard, 10 40 Leon G. Flint, janitor, 16 00 Bailey & Flint, janitors, 23 00 L. W. Bodwell, janitor, Punchard, 113 68 Harry D. Flint, janitor, 8 00 Frank E. Gleason, coal, 1738 15 James S. Flint, wood, 43 88 A. W. Baker, wood, 21 50 Daniel Fitzpatrick, wood, 14 00 George F. Baker, wood, 12 00 C. L. Bailey, wood, 19 69 John B. Abbott, wood, 15 39 A. A. Hardy, wood, 3 00 George E. Flint, preparing wood, 5 00 Fred L. Harrington, preparing wood, 50 William H. Tucker, wood, 14 00 Sara Wiltse, lecture, 11 70 H. M. Hayward, truant officer, 10 00 Andover & Lawrence Express, 1 50 Omar P. Chase, supplies, 8 67 Dyer & Co,, rent of piano, 13 00 E. C. Pike, supplies, 8 60 G. E. Johnson, cash paid for sundries, 65 41 Total expenditure, fl1Sfi71 ^0 Balance unexpended, $928 50 27 SCHOOL-HOUSES. Appropriation, March 2nd, 13,000 00 A. A. Hardy, grading, $124 48 H. McLawlin, supplies, 190 45 M. E. White, masonry, 61 40 Henry P. Noyes, supplies, 70 25 John Haggerty, labor, 14 25 E. C. Pike, supplies and repairs, 54 37 Frank E. Dodge, masonry, 80 69 J. E. Whiting, clocks, 8 50 George H. Horn, repairs, 9 50 George W. Chandler, grading, 176 68 Brainard Cummings, repairs, 22 61 Hardy & Cole, repairs, 641 00 George Saunders, supplies, 13 56 John S. Dearborn, painting, 64 84 Wales Brothers, pump, 15 00 F. G. Haynes & Co., 5 03 Charles Craig, repairs, 2 50 Charles A. Hardy, repairs, 4 00 Chandler Adjustable Chair Co., furniture, 344 80 William J. Reed, repairs, 2 25 John Cunningham, labor, 1 50 John F. Nuckley, grading, 12 00 Norman Wyatt, labor, 3 00 Elis Cote, repairs, 50 E. J. Rowe, repairs, 48 65 Misses Bradley, supplies, 5 93 Amount carried forward, $1977 74 28 Appropriation, March 2nd, $3000 00 Amount brought forward, 11977 74 T. A. Holt & Co., supplies, 4 07 Abbott Erving, repairs, 56 63 0. W. Vennard, loam, 21 35 T. J. O'Brien, grading, 369 38 J. H. Chandler, repairs, 4 25 John E. Smith, engineering, 10 00 T. F. Hayden, labor, 8 00 Enoch Robinson, supplies, 1 25 George H. Champlin & Co., pianos, 150 00 A. M. Caldwell, repairs, 25 05 Andover Electric Light Co., light, 5 00 Tuttle's Express, 24 10 T. O'Hara. labor, 1 70 John B. Abbott, repairs, 1 00 Jennie S. Abbott, supplies, 97 M. V. Gleason, masonry, 30 80 Blois' Express, 2 00 J. L. Hammett & Co., supplies, 61 61 Andover Guild, use of piano, 25 00 John T. Connoly, loam, 2 00 Winthrop B. Jones, blackboard frame, 6 00 Peabody, Whitney & Co., supplies, 19 44 Tyer Rubber Co., supplies, 12 00 W. F. Duffee & Co., concreting, 150 00 H. M. Hay ward, grading, 11 10 A. F. Saunders, cleaning, 2 50 W. H. Welch, repairs, 4 35 Andover Water Works, 4 37 H. F. Chase, supplies, 25 Smith & Manning, supplies, 1 40 Total expenditure, $2993 21 Balance unexpended, $6 69 29 SCHOOL BOOKS AND SUPPLIES. Appropriation, March 2nd, $1500 00 Cr. by amount overpaid, 8 04 $1508 04 H. F. Chandler, $ 54 40 Thompson, Brown & Co., 15 00 Leach, She well & Sanborn, 19 73 Ginn & Co., 102 01 Houghton, Mifflin & Co., 90 16 William J. Dinsmore & Co., 3 50 Lee & Shepard, 7 20 J. L. Hammett & Co., 171 42 Brown's Express, 17 82 D. C. Heath & Co., 301 82 E. H. Butler & Co., 3 00 J. & I. C. Moore, 12 00 Prang Educational Co., 65 99 Oliver Ditson Co., 2 50 Eldredge & Brother, 33 American Book Co., 217 32 Silver, Burdette & Co., 12 00 American Express Co., 11 10 Handy Package Dye Co., 1 25 Werner School Book Co., 60 Monoccntric Penholder Co., 1 25 John N. Cole, 94 62 Andover Press, 34 50 Edward B. Babb & Co., 27 00 Amount carried forward, $1266 52 30 Appropriation, March 2nd, and amount overpaid, 11508 04 Amount brought forward. 11266 52 Robert Bros., 2 15 G. E. Johnson, 2 74 Educational Publishing Co., 1 20 George F. King & Merrill, 10 24 Joseph C. Godfrey, 25 71 Arthur A. Boy den, 7 50 Peabody, Whiting & Co., 2 40 Tuttle's Express, 7 68 Public School Publishing Co., 14 00 William Ware & Co., 116 00 W. B. Jones, 5 70 George A. Higgins & Co., 25 19 American Net & Twine Co., 3 10 Morse Campany, 2 00 Joseph Gillott & Sons, 5 25 Omar P. Chase, 5 20 Lathrop Publishing Co., 4 00 Total expenditure, 11506 58 Balance unexpended, $1 46 Highways and Bridges. Appropriation, March 2nd, 17000 00 Dennis P. Sweeney, pipe, $ 2 50 F. G Haynes & Co., supplies, 1 10 Treat Hardware and Supply Co., supplies. , 9 41 H. F. Chase, saw filing, 80 Samuel Smith, repairs on engine, 64 73 A. J. Wellington, grates, 68 39 J. W. Henderson, supplies, 1 72 Reuben Webb, labor, 27 00 Jerry Golden, labor, 18 75 Andover & Lawrence, express, 1 25 Town of Methuen, steam rolling, 20 00 John Haggerty, labor, 435 48 B. F. Smith, labor, 4 50 H. McLawlin, supplies, 77 55 C. L. Bailey, labor, 3 00 John H. Clinton, labor, 320 70 John McCarty, labor, 55 41 James Greives, labor, 3 00 Brainard Cummings, labor and stock, 5 99 Geo. W. Chandler, team, labor and wood, 302 07 C. E. Knowlton, wood work, 2 75 American Road Machine Co., castings, 2 00 J. T. Lovejoy, salary and team work, 318 00 T. Howard, labor, 1 00 T. A. Holt & Co., supplies, 75 L. F. Murch, labor, 12 75 C. W. Livingston, labor, 5 25 Amount carried for ward , $1765 85 Appropriation, March 2nd, $7000 00 Amount brought forward, 81765 85 John Ronan, labor, 80 36 W. H. Carter, gravel, 66 70 Frank E. Gleason, gravel, 2 00 T. P. Harriman, iron work, 28 75 T. J. O'Brien, labor, 16 50 Austin Poland, labor, 2 65 Hardy & Cole, stock and labor, 80 64 John J. Barrett, labor, 16 50 Geo. A. Dane, iron work, 50 John Schofield, labor, 221 32 Anderson & Bowman, iron work, 5 50 Patrick Conway, labor, 181 25 J. J. Abbott, stone, 16 50 Geo. L. Burnham, Supt., labor, 179 25 John Leary, labor, 197 30 George Saunders, stock and labor, 16 53 George W. Chandler, salary, 655 00 George L. Averill, posts, wire and labor 2 00 Isaac Carruth estate, gravel, 5 60 Erwin C. Pike, supplies, 1 10 John D. Driscoll, labor, 77 85 Locke & Jones, stone, 4 00 Burnham & Page, belting 16 07 Dennis Sweeney, labor, 5 15 Boston & Maine Railroad, freight, 3 40 W. F. Duffee & Co., concreting, 664 00 E. W. Bigelow & Co., oil, 25 47 F. W. McLanathan, belting, 1 50 Concord Foundry Co., grates, 5 00 Western Wheel Scraper Co., grates, 13 60 J. H. Leonard, iron work, 2 01 G. A. Mayer, 50 C. H. Newton, labor, 12 50 Arthur F. O'Connell, wood work, 2 00 Amount carried forward, $4374 85 33 Appropriation. March 2nd, Amount brought forward, $4374 85 Joshua H. Chandler, labor, 25 32 Sarah F. Jenkins, 7 44 C. N. Moulton, labor, 12 00 John McGlinn, labor, 2 53 Timothy C. Sullivan, labor, 215 00 Jerry Leary, labor, 35 83 Harry Bourdelais, labor, 4 50 Patrick Hodnadd, labor, 200 42 Geo. Morgan, labor, 15 00 Cornelius Sweeney, labor, 8 75 Andrew Hurley, labor, 82 06 Timothy Mahoney, labor, 153 01 John E. Murphy, labor, 3 50 William Hardney, labor, 75 44 Swan Mateson, labor, 157 69 Charles Cheever, labor, 21 00 Joseph Magnett, labor, 32 47 Dennis Riley, labor. 130 13 Stephen E. Abbott, labor, 27 00 Henry Gould, labor, 27 00 William Carter, labor, 22 50 S. M. Jones, labor, 27 00 William Hackett, labor, 24 50 J. F. Nuckley, labor, 21 87 George Leighton, labor, 9 72 F. E. Cole, labor, 10 50 Harry Gray, labor, 58 21 Thomas Doyle, labor, 50 25 Frank German, labor, 68 63 John Gill, labor, 22 75 Patrick Chandler, labor, 39 28 Patrick McMullen, labor, 223 86 Frank McCluskar, labor, 165 73 John Madden, labor, 4 47 Amount carried forward, $6360 21 $7000 00 34 Appropriation, March 2nd, $7000 00 Amount brought forward, Timothy Madden, labor, Daniel Sullivan, labor, James Ronan, 1st, labor, James Ronan, 2nd, labor, Alvin Lovejoy, labor, Edward Moulton, labor, Charles Robinson, labor, William Leary, labor, Patrick Hartnett, labor, Cornelius Cronan, labor, Hiram Carter, labor, George E. Murray, labor, Michael Leary, labor, S. A. Lovejoy, labor, Nelson Hibbert, labor, George Ward, labor, Michael Stack, labor, Charles Rea, labor, John Collins, labor, William Knight, labor, John Buckley, labor, James Conway, labor, Randall Hurley, labor, John Maroony, labor, Fred Foster, labor, Total expenditure, $7258 59 Overdrawn, $258 59 $6360 21 218 59 83 50 94 5 24 2 72 83 2 00 204 68 12 44 97 97 1 75 207 95 11 50 4 00 4 50 8 00 5 33 5 33 2 91 136 21 3 30 3 11 1 75 2 53 35 KEMOVING SNOW. Appropriation, March 2nd, John Haggerty, $ 85 75 Robert W. Holt, 7 17 Patrick Murphy, 5 81 Daniel Murphy, 4 37 George Dane, 1 36 T. C. Sullivan, 10 36 William Leary, 4 37 John J. Noyes, 2 52 William Clark, 3 30 Patrick Conway, 4 37 E. W. Burtt, 18 45 John Marony, 3 11 C. C. Blunt, 49 05 Patrick McMullen, 15 87 Michael O'Connor, 48 Frank McCuskar, 16 19 James Ronan, 78 John H. Clinton, 22 56 W. H. Carter, 71 24 Charles Stickney, 4 50 Phillip Caffrey, 2 25 Oscar Newcomb, 3 75 John Poart, 4 50 Thomas Winton, 3 00 William H. Tucker, 21 55 Patrick Harnett, 2 92 Daniel Donovan, 48 S. A. Lovejoy, 3 50 J. T. Lovejoy, salary, 75 00 Joseph Bourdelais, 31 11 N. H. Perkins, 22 79 Warren A. Bailey, 15 75 William Dane, 1 00 Amount carried forward, $519 21 $500 00 36 Appropriation, March 2nd, $500 00 Amount brought forward, 1519 21 John Sweeney, 9 80 J. J. Abbott, 9 35 Joshua H. Chandler, 5 25 Daniel Fitzpatrick, 25 36 S. H. Boutwell, 2 50 Westley B. Hardy, 1 50 W. F. Wheeler, 65 00 John Howell, 4 05 Thomas O'Hara, 75 E. S. Hardy, 4 50 Michael Boyle, 3 40 T. P. Harriman, 1 25 Charles Jameson, 1 65 Andrew Hurley, 75 Robert O'Hara, 85 W. Baker, 1 50 Charles Millet, 1 05 James Dole, 1 50 Total expenditure, $659 22 Overdrawn, $159 22 37 SIDEWALKS. Appropriation, March 2nd, 11300 00 Re-embursed by abuttors, 237 27 $1537 27 John Leary, labor, $ 48 22 William Leary, labor, 33 00 John Schofield, labor, 46 47 Patrick Hodnadd, labor, 49 97 Timothy Sullivan, labor, 75 05 John Buckley, labor, 14 00 Timothy Madden, labor, 108 30 Patrick Mullen, labor, 35 00 Frank McCuskar, labor, 27 45 Andrew Hurley, labor, 12 25 Timothy Mahoney, labor, 31 50 Swan Maitson, labor, 38 50 Michael Leary, labor, 22 50 George W. Chandler, team, 63 6Q John Ronan, labor, 24 69 Joseph Magnett, labor, 7 00 Dennis Riley, labor, 35 00 W. F. Duffee & Co., concreting, 567 73 Frank Germain, labor, 22 94 William Hardney, labor, 10 69 Thomas Doyle, labor, 6 22 Harry Gray, labor, 6 22 John Gill, labor, 7 00 John Clinton, labor, 36 89 George W. Chandler, Supt., salary, 150 00 Total expenditure, $1480 25 Balance unexpended, $57 02 38 STATE HIGHWAY, Town of Methuen, roller and watering cart, 1445 00 Charles Woodburn, labor, 18 98 John McCarthy, paving, 67 00 Treat Hardware Co., pipe, 29 87 P. O'Neil paving, 35 00 J. Ronan, labor, 10 87 W. Barnard, labor, 12 83 W. Bonner, labor, 4 00 M. Cregg, labor, 10 00 W. Raymond, labor, 12 00 P. Daley, labor, 17 50 M. Welch, labor, 7 50 J. Grieves, labor, 3 50 John D. Driscoll, 35 75 E. C. Pike, supplies, 1 45 B. F. Holt, wood, 5 62 Charles McDermitt, 22 94 Henry McLawlin, shovels, 2 45 J. Napier, teaming, 1 50 Joseph T. Lovejoy, Supt., 57 16 S. A. Lovejoy, labor, 54 00 R. A.^ Watson, labor, 36 00 George Ward, labor, 29 50 Joseph Bourdelais, labor, 93 84 Peter McGuire, 3 31 John Roger, 3 31 James Hickey, 3 31 T. J. O'Brien, labor, 24 50 J. Donovan, 22 75 Charles O'Harra, 6 00 Thomas Doyle, 3 50 Peter Lynch, 30 Patrick Connoly, 2 72 Daniel Cavney, 4 87 Amount carried forward, $1088 83 39 Amount brought forward, $1088 83 Blois Express, 3 25 T. H. Bentley, 2 50 Hardy & Cole, lumber, 3 46 Tuttle Express, 50 Massachusetts Broken Stone Co., 505 33 Timothy Sullivan, 3 50 Town of North Andover, 13 00 American Road Machine Co., 68 85 W. C. Donald & Co., brick and labor, 2 50 Unexpended, 19 72 f1711 \\ Received from State Treasurer, $1711 44 EEP0RT OF THE HIGHWAY SUEVEYOR. To the Selectmen of the Town of Andover : Gentlemen : I herewith submit the following report of Highways and Bridges for the year ending January 15th, 1897. On assuming the duties of Highway Surveyor in March, I found the roads in a rather bad condition, owing largely to the heavy rains in February. Several culverts were badly washed, and the expense necessary to repair them was quite large. The first work was on the culvert on Morton Street east of Bartlet which was washed out by the heavy rainfalls in Feb- ruary. The walks on both sides of the culvert had to be re- laid for about twenty (20) feet ; and twenty feet of the new culvert on Morton Street extension had to be relaid, and a new cover put in. About half the culvert across the street near the land of the late Hartwell B. Abbott had to be relaid, and repairs were made on the culvert near the old Ames place in West Andover, and on the one on Summer Street. 40 New sidewalks have been built on Summer Street from the house of Mrs. Burns to G. E. Morse's. On Maple Av- enue from Alex. Lamont's to James Grosvenor's, and along Murray's land in Frye Village. Concrete walks have been laid from Morton to junction of Main and School Streets, on Main. On Bartlet Street from Park Street to Punchard Av- enue. The walk in front of St. Augustine's Church was low- ered and relaid. A new crossing was laid on Main Street at Locke Street and the walk on Essex Street near the station has been repaired. Concrete gutters have been laid on both sides of Main Street from Chapel Avenue to Morton Street, with new man- hole and grate, and on Pearson Street a gutter about two hundred feet long has been laid. The electric car track was raised from Morton Street to Chapel Avenue. This required a great amount of grading, and the street on both sides of the track has been macad- amized for about two thousand (2000) feet in length and fifteen feet in width. The east side of Main Street from the Town House cross- ing to the crossing in front of Yalpey's market has been mac- adamized, and a paved gutter laid in front of J. W. Bar- nard's building. About one thousand feet of macadam road has been made on Elm Street from near C. 0. Cummings's to S. B. Locke's. This road is eighteen feet wide. Main Street has been macadamized from Harding Street, five hundred feet south and south from Railroad Bridge three hundred feet. The road scraper has been used with the usual good re- sults. Roads and sidewalks have been gravelled where most needed and as far as the appropriation would allow. Abbott Street from School to Phillips has been gravelled and general repairs made, and also the road near Spring Grove Cemetery. The road from Spring Grove Cemetery to J. B. Withum's has been graded a large part of the way, and the bushes cut. The Job Abbott hill was badly washed and required grading its entire length. The worst places on the Turnpike from 41 near the Reading line to Seminary Hill have been gravelled. The Poor Farm road has been gravelled a great part ot the way, and three hundred feet of Tellford road built. Considering the many miles of road to be kept in repair, and the many bridges which need attention, the appropriation of $3000 is very small. The bridge in Frye Village and Chandler's bridge near Wilmington line need extensive repairs which it was im- possible to do this year because of lack of funds. Respectfully, GEORGE W. CHANDLER, Highway Surveyor. EAllOTGS OF TOWN HOBSES. Work on highways, sidewalks and snow, $2625 00 Fire department, 84 50 $2709 50 EAKNINGS OP MEN, F. M. Smith, $720 00 J. O. Carter, 600 00 F. E. Morse, 459 40 $1779 40 42 HOESES AND DEIVEES. Appropriation, March 2nd, $3000 00 George A. Mayer, harness and repairs, Henry McLawlin, supplies, Andover Electric Light Company, light, Brainard Cummings, labor, James O. Carter, care of horses, F. M. Smith, care of horses, F. E. Morse, care of horses, J. H. Campion & Co., grain, Frank E. Gleason, hay and straw, George L. Burnham, Supt., hay, T. P. Harriman, iron work, A. W. Caldwell, paint, Anderson and Bowman, iron-work, J. O'Connell, wood work, J. T. Lovejoy, hay, Smith and Manning, grain, W. H. Higgins, powders, Geo. S. Fuller, professional services, S. H. Boutwell, hay, J. O'Leary, use of horse, Kress Bros., W. A. Allen, medicine, Albert A. Hardy, hay, Arthur F. O'Connell, wood work, T. A. Holt and Co., grain, Joseph W. Poor, iron and wood work, Mrs. Lynch, hay, Arthur Bliss, medicine, W. F. Wheeler, snow plow, Boston & Maine Railroad, freight, Total expenditure, Balance unexpended, *102 10 26 32 18 00 3 51 600 00 720 00 459 40 103 80 134 21 185 82 77 35 5 52 55 40 17 50 46 76 147 79 50 8 00 31 75 16 00 1 21 2 00 23 05 6 25 117 85 7 15 16 75 1 00 60 00 36 $2995 35 $4 65 43 TOWN OFFICERS. Appropriation, March 2nd, $5000 00 Auditors of Accounts : Lewis T. Hardy, 5 00 Louis A. Dane, 5 00 G. A. Higgins, 5 00 Police : Geo. W. Mears, 600 00 Wm. Wakeley, 81 25 C. E. Knowlton, 76 75 Wm. Gillespie, 30 75 J. W. Mooar, 80 75 W. L. Frye, 51 75 John H. Clinton, 40 75 N. Jaquith, Jr., 32 75 M. T. Welch, 22 25 M. Kelley, 8 25 W. H. Carter, 11 25 W. H. Goff, 4 00 W. P. Dane, 19 50 Treasurer, Selectmen, Clerk : George A. Parker, 300 00 Arthur Bliss, 400 00 Samuel H. Boutwell, 300 00 John S. Stark, 300 00 A. Marland, 992 75 Registrars of Voters : Henry McLawlin, 21 75 Joseph F. Cole, 21 75 John Davey, 24 50 A. Marland, 21 75 Board of Health : H. F. Wilson, 25 00 Amount carried forward, $3482 50 44 Appropriation, March 2nd, Amount brought forward, Election Officers : Carl Hoffmann and 7 others, P. D. Smitli and 6 others, Fire wards : E. S. Hardy and 8 others, Joshua H. Chandler and 18 others, George A. Holt and 30 others, A. McTernen and 11 others, Cheever & Leighton, E. J. Gibbs, J. H. Hovey, A. T. Gould, C. C. Blunt, G. A. Leighton, George A. Morse and 94 others, H. W. Symonds, James Hill, John B. Jenkins and 37 others, H. S. Neal and 56 others, W. H. Carter, Stephen E. Abbott and 6 others, P. F. Woodbridge, S. 0. Cheever, W. E. Buxton, N. E. Mears, G. W. Harnden, J. C. Hutchinson, Thomas Cooney, R. A. Ward, E. C. Fisher, D. Walker, Geo. W. Chandler, Amount carried forward, 15000 00 $3482 50 32 00 31 00 86 00 105 50 96 00 10 50 16 40 13 90 9 20 30 60 17 50 11 00 296 00 90 6 00 331 95 247 00 13 50 23 00 90 4 20 2 50 18 50 12 00 1 20 2 70 3 25 2 40 2 50 5 00 $4915 60 45 Appropriation, March 2nd, Amount brought forward, Henry Gray, W. S. Donald and 11 others, T. Jagger and A. Dear, F. W. Chase, C. Buchan, F. A. Woodbridge and 3 others, W. Hardy, E. W. Boutwell, Total expenditure, Balance unexpended, FIEE DEPARTMENT. Appropriation, March 2nd, American Hose Co., supplies, George A. Mayer, supplies, J. W. Farnham & Son, supplies, Boston Woven Hose Co., supplies, J. H. Clinton, steward and labor, D. Donovan & Son, glass, John S. Dearborn, stock and labor, W. H. Higgins, teams, Andover Press, supplies, Green & Woodlin, supplies, Wm. H. McTernen, janitor, E. C. Pike, supplies, John E. Hobb, runners, Lawrence Electric Supply Co., vitrol, Hardy & Cole, stock, labor and wood, T. W. Winton, painting, T. P. Harriman, storage and labor, Henry McLawlin, supplies, F. E. Gleason, wood and coal, Amount carried forward, 15000 00 $4915 60 6 60 18 00 6 30 9 00 6 00 30 00 2 00 6 00 4999 50 50 i 15000 00 6 90 16 25 25 50 12 50 53 00 10 85 2 50 1 50 1 44 18 04 156 00 46 77 135 00 3 12 1759 96 2 00 9 25 18 49 118 41) 12397 56 46 Appropriation, March 2nd, $5000 00 Amount brought forward, $2397 56 John A. Riley, supplies, 85 Tyer Rubber Co., globes, 5 28 F. G. Haynes and Co., supplies, 3 73 Stephen Blaney, land, 325 00 John P. Kimball, surveying lot, 3 00 J. Napier, teaming, 1 25 Lewis T. Hardy, engineer, 75 00 George D. Lawson, engineer, 50 00 N. E. Mears, engineer, 35 00 C. E. Knowlton, labor, 5 00 C. H. Shattuck, paint, 25 George A. Morse, pay of members, 377 07 Andover Electric Company, light, 79 20 Andrew McTernen, engineer, 35 00 Andrew McTernen, care of Alarm, 25 00 H. S. Neal, pay of members, 250 00 John Haggerty, use of horse, 75 00 B. B. Tuttle, carting, 5 80 Boston & Maine R.R., car fare and freight, 41 50 John S. Harnden, engineman and labor, , 94 00 J. W. Poor, supplies, 2 50 M. Leary, use of horses, 3 00 C. E. Berry, 5 63 E. McCabe, 10 45 C. N. Richardson, on acct. wagon, 1100 00 Total expenditure, fiflOfi 00 fUUul) 1/ £7 Overdrawn, $6 09 MAINTENANCE WATERWORKS. Appropriation, March 2nd, $4700 00 George A. Parker, Treasurer, . 4700 00 47 TOWN HOUSE. Appropriation, March 2nd, $1000 00 Robert Bell, services, $305 00 Smith & Manning, supplies, 3 10 H. McLawlin, 6 05 Andover Electric Co., light, 54 17 E. C. Pike, repairs and supplies, 21 63 H. P. Chase, lock, 75 F. W. Clark, supplies, 2 00 Burns and Crowley, repairing flag, 75 Hardy & Cole, flag pole, 58 45 A. W. Baker, wood, 12 00 A. McCarthy, work, 6 30 Masten & Wells, flag, 23 25 H. Harmon, repairing roof, 13 03 B. dimming, labor, 12 67 M. V. Gleason, labor, 45 35 F. E. Gleason, coal, 228 50 John Connolly, labor, 3 00 S. C. Meader, repairs, 6 01 Tuttle's Express, teaming rubbish, 1 50 Hardy & Cole, door latch and labor, 4 11 D. Donovan & Son, repairs, 14 52 A. W. Caldwell, repairs, 4 35 Total Expenditure, $826 49 Balance unexpended, $173 51 HAY SCALES. Appropriation, March 2nd, $50 00 J. M. Bean, services, 25 00 Hardy & Cole, 1 08 Total expenditure, 26 08 Balance unexpended, $23 92 48 SPRING GROVE CEMETERY. Appropriation, March 2nd. Sale of lots, etc., $300 00 199 62 $499 62 Smith & Manning, dressing, 2 89 Andover Press, 11 50 0. W. Vennard, services, 88 25 W. H. Higgins, teams, 4 00 H. McLawlin, supplies. 3 44 John Allicon, labor, 115 00 Phillip Allicon, 125 00 Joseph' Somers, labor, 16 50 Joseph H. Blunt, labor, 13 50 W. J. Jones, labor, 12 00 F. E. Dodge, repairing vault, 35 00 Hardy and Cole, supplies, 1 75 T. Haggerty, labor, 26 25 Norman Meyers, 17 50 F. G. Haynes & Co., measuring tape, 3 00 Total expenditure, $475 58 Balance unexpended, NERY\ $24 04 PRINTING AND STATI0 Appropriation, March 2nd, $700 00 Andover Press, $606 40 A. Marland, stamps, 16 59 J. N. Cole, supplies, 10 53 G. A. Parker, envelopes, 32 70 Henry A. Meek, blanks, 3 50 Greenough & Co., ink, 2 00 Thomas Groom & Co., tax book, 14 13 William G. Goldsmith, envelopes, 11 80 Total expenditure, 697 65 Balance unexpended, $2 35 49 STKEET LIGHTING. Appropriation, March 2nd, Andover Electric Co., Balance unexpended, MEMOKIAL DAY. Appropriation, March 2nd, B. Cummings, Quartermaster, Post 99, G.A.R., INSUKANOE ACCOUNT. Appropriation, March 2nd, Joseph A. Smart, Agent, Overdrawn, 13700 00 3677 68 $22 32 $200 00 200 00 mo 00 573 15 173 15 INTEKEST. Appropriation, March 2nd, $10000 00 Andover National Bank, $1396 24 N. Jaquith, 200 00 Blake Bros., 160 00 Memorial Hall Notes, 1400 00 Grace M. Whittemore, 20 00 P. N. Allen, 10 00 Andover Water Bonds, 6*548 33 S. A. Mason, 20 00 Total paid, 97S4 ^7 Unexpended $245 43 KEDEMPTION OP BONDS. Appropriation, $5000 00 George A. Parker, Treasurer, 5000 00 50 1895, Feb. 3, March 9, April 6, April 20, May 4, June June July July Aug. Oct. Nov. Nov. 1897, Jan Jan. 20, 20, NOTES DISCOUNTED. Note No. 42, Note No. 43, Note No. 44, Note No. 45, Note No. 46, Note No. 47, Note No. 48, Note No. 49, Note No. 50, Note No. 51, Note No. 52, Note No. 53, Note No. 54, Note No. 55, Note No. 56, 14000 00 4000 00 4000 00 13000 00 10000 00 10000 00 1000 00 1500 00 4000 00 4000 00 5000 00 5000 00 1500 00 13000 00 9000 00 Amou nt discounted, NOTES PAID. $89000 00 1896, Apri 121, No. 41, $13000 00 Sept. B, No. 42, 4000 00 Oct. 5, No. 13, 5000 00 Oct. 8, No. 43, 4000 00 Oct. 20, No. 17, 500 00 Nov. 4, No. 46, 10000 00 Nov. 6, No. 44, 4000 00 Nov. 11, No. 48, 1000 00 Nov. 11, No. 50, 4000 00 Nov. 20, No. 45, 13000 00 Nov. 4, No. 47, 10000 00 Nov. 11, No. 49, 1500 00 Nov. 1, No. 22, 4000 00 Dec. 4, No. 23, 500 00 1897, Jan. 14, No. 53, 5000 00 Jan. 20, No. 55, 13000 00 Total, $92500 00 51 ABATEMENT OF TAXES. Appropriation, March 2nd, S. F. E. Company, No. 1, poll-taxes, S. F. E. Company, No. 2, poll-taxes, George A. Parker, Treasurer, Total expenditure, Balance unexpended, STATE TAX, Appropriation, March 2nd, E. P. Shaw, Treasurer, Balance unexpended, COUNTY TAX. Appropriation, March 2nd, E. K. Jenkins, Treasurer, Balance unexpended, DOG TAX. E. K. Jenkins, County Treasurer, J. A. Smart, Treasurer Memorial Hall. SINKING- PUND. Appropriation, March 2nd, Geo. A. Parker, deposited in Savings Banks, SEWEES. Appropriation, John N. Cole, books and files, $ 2 77 W. S. Jenkins, exp. paid to Brentwood, 7 85 Total expenditure, Balance unexpended, $300 00 142 00 20 00 203 07 265 07 $34 93 16000 00 4432 53 $1567 47 $5000 00 4486 98 $513 02 $551 67 551 67 ;s, $675 00 675 00 $100 00 10 62 $89 38 52 DRINKING rOUNTAIN. Appropriation, March 2nd, $275 00 Henry W. Clapp, estate, $95 00 Boston & Maine R. R., 2 52 E. C. Pike, 35 89 Andover Waterworks, 141 59 $275 00 tJP^i 1 O \J\J STATE AID. Appropriation, March 2nd, $1600 00 Charles H. Bell, $48 00 Robert Bell, 48 00 Lucy M. Buxton, 48 00 Benjamin Cheever, 72 00 Betsey J. Cheever, 48 00 Samuel Cheever, 48 00 George Craig, 72 00 Ellen Craig, 48 00 Lemuel P. Cram, 72 00 Deborah M. Gushing, 48 00 Amelia Cutler, 48 00 Elmore Dane, 36 00 Augustus M. Davis, 48 00 Rhoda Davis, 48 00 John S. Dearborn, 72 00 Theodore A. Gibbs, 72 00 Phoebe Greene, 20 00 William S. Hodgman, 72 00 John C. Hovey, 48 00 Ann Hunter, 48 00 Sarah M. Hardy, 48 00 Lizzie A. Johnson, 48 00 John McKenzie, 72 00 Bridget McCullough, 48 00 Amount carried forward, $1280 00 53 Appropriation, March 2nd, Amount brought forward, James McDonald, John McCarthy, Charles Mears, John P. Morgan, William B. Morse, George W. Parker, Joseph Russell, Martha Russell, Richard W. Simonds, Henry Shaw, Laura F. Smith, Nancy M. Travis, Mary A. Wardweli, Total expenditure, Overdrawn, The State Aid is paid to disabled soldiers — (and their wives) — and soldiers' widows who draw pensions from the U. S. Government. It is paid only upon the approval of the Commissioners of State Aid. The whole amount is re- paid to the Town by the State. MILITAEY AID. Appropriation, March 2nd, $300 00 Joseph G. Nolan, $96 00 Charles D. Woodbridge, D6 00 Total expenditure, 192 00 Balance unexpended, $108 00 $1600 00 $1280 00 48 00 9 00 48 00 72 00 60 00 48 00 48 00 48 00 72 00 36 00 48 00 48 00 12 00 1877 00 $277 00 The Military Aid is paid to disabled soldiers who do not draw pensions. It is paid only upon the approval of the Commissioners of State Aid. One half of the amount is repaid to the Town by the State. 54 MISCELLANEOUS. Appropriation, March 2nd, H. McLawlin, supplies firewards, < T. E. Rhodes, food, Boston & Maine Railroad, W. H. Higgins, teams for police and other officers, J. F. Richards, M.D., returning births, M. J. Mahoney, returning births, A. Marland, postage, Tuttle's Express, teams, Charles H. Newton, cattle inspection, '95, W. J. Reid, labor, D. H. Poor, teller counting vote, James Ronan, labor, T. P. Harriman, labor and hooks, P. McMullen, labor, John Haggerty, labor, 0. Chapman, meals, Kress Bros., damages, J. Napier, carting boats, A. Poland, labor, American Express, John H. Clinton, repairs on "old school house," B. Rogers, posting warrants and teller, Frank McCuskar, labor, B. Cummings, supplies for dragging river, J. H. Chandler, labor on guide boards, Anderson & Bowman, ice chisel, Thos. F. Carney, attorney, damages, Harwood Bros., police supplies, J. E. Keeland, stabling teams, Joseph W. Poor, damages, $1500 00 I 59 6Q 2 80 23 13 110 50 3 75 3 50 10 50 4 80 150 50 90 2 00 9 00 75 8 00 7 00 5 25 43 50 1 75 11 00 2 95 6 11 1 00 75 70 00 25 2 1 175 00 21 00 2 3 25 00 Amount carried forward, $686 07 55 Appropriation, March 2nd, 11500 00 Amount brought forward , 1686 07 J. T. Lovejoy, court fees, 7 50 Blois Express, carting rubbish, 2 25 Joseph Jackson, meals for witnesses, 5 00 C. A. Frost, supplies for firewards, 13 20 R. C. Reed, supplies for firewards, 10 00 W. U. Telegraph Co., 2 55 J. W. Dean, police supplies, 95 50 Briggs & Allyn, police supplies, 11 25 G. A. Mayer, 3 75 Thos. Murphy, supplies for firewards, 21 75 Daniel Lane, damages, 100 00 John McCarthy, work on brook, 40 00 George H. Poor, services, 40 00 George E. Johnson, census children, 40 00 C. E. Abbott, M.D., vaccination children, 76 00 F. H. Farmer, bound stones, 7 50 D. J. Winton, use of team, 1 50 Brown & Shattuck, telephone, 12 70 J. A. Leitch, services, 1 50 Henry Henrikson, use of team, 1 50 John H. Clinton, janitor work, 3 75 C. H. Newton, cattle inspector, '96, 236 25 J. S. May, special watchman, 40 00 Andover Press, legal notices, 9 00 Henry Gray, special watchman, 2 00 John Maddox, wood, 6 00 James Poland, special watchman, 6 00 Albert Fagerstrom, lodgings, 2 52 A. W. Caldwell, painting signs, 3 00 G. W. Mears, car fare, feeding prisoners, etc., 9 70 James Lindsay, labor, 1 50 Total expenditure, 1 IQ<) ° 1 Balance unexpended, $0 76 56 2^0th ANNIVERSARY. Appropriation, Receipts from Banquet, Receipts from Loan Collection, Historical Tableaux. A. L. Ripley, chairman com., Children's Entertainment. Andover Press, badges, $33 25 C. F. Parker, fruit, 4 00 Misses Bradley, ribbon, 2 00 Tuttle's Express, 70 O. P. Chase, supplies, 7 48 W. H. Higgins, teams, 6 50 E. C. Pike, supplies, 1 00 O. E. Ryther, entertainment, 40 00 Dyer & Co., piano, 8 00 E. McLawlin, expenses, 2 50 J. W. Smith, expenses, 50 Loan Collection. American Express, $2 85 Col. Beals, decorations, 5 00 S. P. Hulme, services, 4 50 Catherine Allen, spinning, 12 25 L. E. Mason, spinning, 7 50 Smith & Manning, cloth, 2 00 S. J. Marland, envelopes, stamps, etc., 7 87 J. E. Holt, labor, 50 $4500 00 730 50 87 20 $5317 70 395 36 105 93 Amounts carried forward,. $42 47 $501 29 $5317 70 57 Amounts brought forward, $ 42 47 $501 29 $5317 70 Andover Press, catalogues, 115 75 Hardy&Cole, labor and materials, 28 96 B. B. Tuttle, teaming, 19 50 J. Napier, teaming, 1 65 Blois Express, teaming, 10 00 W. A. Howell, labor, 6 00 H. P. Noyes, labor, 11 49 W. H. Sleath, police, 1 00 C. E. Knowlton, police, 56 50 S. J. Bucklin, typewriting, 19 40 G. A. Higgins & Co., supplies, 4 55 Andover Press, cards for sites and paper, 43 10 J. H. Tattershall, labor and show cases, 33 50 393 87 Banquet. B. F. Smith, paid laborers, $ 10 00 J. D. Valequet, dinner, 800 00 Donovan, McGlynn & Boyle, labor, 6 00 Abbott Erving, labor, 10 75 Blois Exp., freight and express, 14 65 J. H. Flint, laborers and rope, 3 75 Wm. Marland, telephone, 1 80 J. Martin & Son, tent, 149 24 Hardy & Cole, labor in tent, 164 10 H. P. Noyes, use of chairs, 3 50 Andover Press, tickets and songs, 12 50 T. Murphy, food, 3 50 1179 79 Amount carried forward, $2074 95 $5317 70 58 Amounts brought forward, $2074 95 $5317 70 Music. H. P. Noyes, moving chairs, $ 1 87 J. Thomas Baldwin, music, 147 25 Andover Brass Band, music, 142 00 Hardy & Cole, labor and lumber, 32 17 H. C. Tanner, dinner, 67 60 T. Murphy, dinner, Electric Co., lights, Tuttle Express, teaming, Blois Express, teaming, Andover Press, tickets, Haverhill City Band, music, Waltham Band, music, Decorations. Col. Beals Decorating Co., Tuttle Express, teaming, Hardy & Cole, labor, Electric Co., electrical work, W. H. Higgins, teams, G. D. Millett, plants, 5 25 4 00 1 25 1 85 75 114 00 147 25 $300 00 2 50 5 23 38 50 11 00 5 00 665 24 362 23 Transportation. W. H. Higgins, carriages, 250 00 Salute and Fireworks. S. B. Locke, use of land, $ 20 00 T. Murphy, board for men, 3 00 Hardy & Cole, labor, 10 00 John L. Smith, paid bell ringers, 4 00 Masten & Wells, fireworks, 467 00 504 00 Amounts carried forward, $3856 42 $5317 70 59 Amounts brought forward, $3856 42 $5317 70 Procession. 36 40 A. W. Mitchill Co., badges, Andover Press, circulars, G. W. Simmons & Co., batons, $32 00 1 25 3 15 Trades Exhibit. Tuttle Express, teaming, Electric Co., labor, Andover Press, signs, $0 50 6 50 2 00 Invitation and Guests. Andover Press, invitations and badges, $108 34 J. W. Churchill, carriage, 3 00 Sports. Andover Press, badges and pro- grammes, $25 25 Peabody Whitney Co., cricket balls, 5 00 Simpson Crawford, medals, 78 50 Miscellaneous. F. L. Norton, report speeches, $25 42 Andover Press, 92 40 John N. Cole, clerk, postage and books, 10 35 Robert Bell, 15 00 W. H. Uiggins, 3 00 9 00 111 34 108 75 146 17 Amounts carried forward, $4268 08 $5317 70 60 Amounts brought forward, $4268 08 15317 70 Oration. 0. W. Vennard, 4 00 Police. H. C. Tanner, $ 6 50 T. Murphy, 3 75 John H. Clinton, 4 50 W. H. Sleath, 4 50 W. L. Frye, 9 00 W. H. Carter, 4 75 L. F. Hitchcock, 4 75 W. H. Goff, 2 50 W. Gillespie, 4 25 M. T. Welch, 5 75 D. W. Kimball and three others , 18 00 H. C. Hill and three others, 20 00 William Wakely, 4 50 N. Jaquith, Jr., 7 50 J. W. Mooar, 8 50 M. Kelley, 4 25 113 00 Total expenditure, 4385 08 Balance unexpended, $932 62 61 Schedule of Town Property. Town House, fixtures, and furniture, $22000 00 Land, 4000 00 School-house property, 114500 00 Punchard School Fund, 75200 00 Memorial Hall and Land, 28500 00 Memorial Hall permanent Fund, 20000 00 Memorial Hall Library, John Byers Fund, 5000 00 Memorial Hall Library and Furniture, 9000 00 Town Farm and buildings, 12000 00 Personal property at Town Farm, 3585 00 Two Engine-houses and Shed, 12000 00 Two Steam Fire-engines and apparatus, 10000 00 One Hand-engine and apparatus, 200 00 One Hook and Ladder Truck, 400 00 Five Horses, 1000 00 Stone Breakers and Engine, 3200 00 Carts, Harnesses, and Tools, 500 00 Waterworks Property, 200000 00 Six Reservoirs, •2000 00 Indian Ridge Land, 4000 00 Spring Grove Cemetery and Receiving Tomb, 7000 00 Hay Scales, 350 00 Safe in Town House, 450 00 Weights and measures, 325 00 Total, 1535,210 00 62 SUMMAKT OP APPKOPBIATIONS AND EEOEIPTS. Abatement of Taxes, 300 00 Almshouse Expenses, 4000 00 County Tax, 5000 00 Dog Tax, 551 67 Drinking Fountain (see Art. 14) 275 00 Fire Department, Running Expenses, 2000 00 New Apparatus and Engine House changes, 3000 00 Hay Scales, 50 00 Highways and Bridges, Repairs on 3000 00 Horses and Drivers, 3000 00 Insurance, 500 00 Interest on Notes, Funds, and Bonds, 10000 00 Macadamized Roads, 4000 00 Memorial Day, 200 00 Military Aid, 300 00 Miscellaneous, 1500 00 Printing and Stationery, 700 00 Public Dump, (see Art. 20) 25 00 Relief out of Almshouse, 5000 00 Removing Snow, 500 00 Repairs on Almshouse, 500 00 Schools, 19600 00 School-Books and Supplies, 1500 00 School-Houses, 3000 00 Sidewalks, ($700 of which to be expended under a betterment act") 1300 00 Sinking Fund, 675 00 Spring Grove Cemetery, 300 00 State Aid, 1600 00 State Highway, 1711 44 State Tax, 6000 00 Street Lighting, 3700 00 Town House, 1000 00 Town Officers, 5000 00 Waterworks, Maintenance, 4700 00 250th Anniversary, 5317 70 63 SUMMAEY OP SELECTMEN'S OEDEES. Abatement of Taxes, Almshouse Expenses, County Tax, Dog Tax, Drinking Fountain, Fire Department, Hay Scales, Highways and Bridges, Horses and Drivers, Insurance, Interest, Memorial Day, Military Aid, Miscellaneous, Printing and Stationery, Redemption of Bonds, Relief out of Almshouse, Removing Snow, Repairs on Almshouse, Schools, School-books and School supplies, School-houses, Sewer Commissioners, Sidewalks, Sinking Fund, Spring Grove Cemetery, State Aid, State Highway, State Tax, Street Lighting, Town House, Town Officers, Waterworks, Maintenance, 250th Anniversary, $265 07 4390 83 4486 98 551 67 275 00 5006 09 26 08 7258 59 2995 35 573 15 9754 57 200 00 192 00 1499 24 697 65 5000 00 6064 96 659 22 439 32 18671 50 1506 58 2993 31 10 62 1480 25 675 00 475 58 1877 00 1711 44 4432 53 3677 68 826 49 4999 50 4700 00 4385 08 64 Overseers of Poor. The almshouse is in charge of Mr. and Mrs. George L. Burnham, whose management is entirely satisfactory to the overseers. ALMSHOUSE EXPENSES. Appropriation, March 2nd, $4000 00 Smith and Manning, groceries, 1476 19 George A. Mayer, harness repairs, 9 40 George Saunders, supplies, 1 35 Henry McLawlin, hardware, 92 34 George L. Burnham, superintendent, 700 00 George L. Burnham, car fares ac. remov - ing paupers, 20 95 G. Louis Burnham, labor, 267 00 Norah Bowler, housework, 190 00 Louis Pierce, labor, 226 00 Boston & Maine R. R., freight, 43 11 L. F. Murch, manure, 71 37 Jason Fuller, manure, 26 70 H. L. Bowden & Co., fruit trees and shrubs, 7 00 J. H. Russell, tomato plants, 6 00 Lizzie Thompson, sewing, 6 00 George 0. Adams, stock and labor, 3 00 Jennie Wiggins, housework, 14 00 T. J. Farmer, fish, 86 64 E. C. Pike, supplies, 26 15 T. P. Harriman, blacksmith work, 20 30 Amount carried forward, $2293 50 65 Appropriation, March 2nd, $4000 00 Amount brought forward, J. E. Sears, shoes, H. F. Chase, supplies, F. E. Gleason, coal, Bicknell Bros., clothing, E. W. Pierce, grain, Woodlawn Dairy Co., provisions, J. P. Wakefield, provisions, T. A. Holt &, Co., groceries, J. W. Barnard & Son, shoes, George L. Averill, fertilizer, seeds, etc. O. P. Chase, papers, Anderson & Bowman, blacksmith work, McDonald & Hannaford, harness work, J. H. Campion & Co., groceries, Valpey Brothers, provisions, A. Marland, Town Clerk, dog tax, J. W. Poor, wheelwright work, Schlegel & Fottler, seeds, F. Putnam & Co., potatoes, Beach Soap Co., soap, S. H. Boutwell, cabbage plants, B. H. Farnum, lumber, Donovan & Son, painting, A. B. Bruce, bread, John E. Hutcheson, fish, George S. Fuller, veterinary services, Barnett Rogers, rent of pasture, H. H. Church & Co., provisions, Est. of John H. Dean, clothing, George W. Herrick, supplies, Norfolk Manufacturing Co., soap, Small and Jones, groceries, Reid & Hughes, dry goods, Amount carried forward, 12293 50 34 30 1 60 323 56 33 98 251 06 8 10 190 13 343 51 12 75 64 40 6 82 38 80 73 70 43 34 227 69 2 00 13 35 11 58 10 50 9 14 5 00 8 20 3 00 14 35 28 68 9 00 15 00 10 00 6 00 2 00 7 50 18 35 90 78 14211 77 m Appropriation, March 2nd, $4000 00 Amount brought forward. 14211 77 D. A. Carlton, cows, 80 00 A. Ward, supplies, 7 00 John O'Connell, wheelwright work, 25 J. F. Winchester, veterinary services, 6 50 Lawrence Rubber Co., rubber goods, 4 95 J. E. Reynolds & Son, making cider, 5 00 Andover Press, advertising, 3 50 Arthur Bliss, medicine, 28 95 J. A. Leitch, medical attendance, 2 00 Charles Jameson, killing hogs, 4 00 Thomas Murphy, bread, 17 06 B. F. Holt, ice, 18 00 H. P. Noyes, furniture, 1 25 Total expenditure, $4390 83 Overdrawn, $390 83 EEPAIES ON ALMSHOUSE. Appropriation, March 2nd, E. C. Pike, labor and stock, A. W. Caldwell, painting, Brainard Cummings, labor and stock, Asphalt Roofing Co., roofing, Hardy & Cole, labor and stock, Oliver Whyte & Co., iron work, M. V. Gleason, labor and stock, Total expenditure, Balance unexpended, 88 18 38 96 87 40 80 00 101 28 34 50 9 00 $500 00 $439 32 $60 68 KELIEP OUT OF ALMSHOUSE. Appropriation, March 2nd, Joseph Hird, 3 80 Children of Elizabeth Hayes, 146 00 Amount carried forward, — $149 80 $5000 00 67 00 Appropriation, March 2nd, Amount brought forward, $149 80 Ellen Connors, $103 49 Susan Goodwin, 71 68 John D. Lynch, 120 00 John Porter, 5 25 Rosetta Morrison, 60 00 William H. Hodgman, 76 78 Jessie Baxter, 98 35 Child of Annie Qualey, 104 00 Delina Jones, 24 00 Mrs. L. M. Mason, 87 50 Georgiana Shattuck, 37 00 Edward White, 3 70 Walter Bailey, 39 00 Samuel 0. Cheever, 23 81 Kate Tobin, 60 05 Michael Troy, 104 71 John Buckley, 45 25 Mary Holland, 4 00 Mrs. Campbell, 39 00 James Oldroyd, 76 54 Julia Cotter, 70 67 Johannah Holland, 96 00 Kate Rogers, 175 22 Mary Comber, 158 35 Kate Forsaith, 48 00 Mary Penlason, 90 95 Sarah McCready, 111 18 Tramps, care of 3 50 Mary Lord, 132 50 Robertina Crockett's family, 172 17 Elizabeth McGovern, 26 25 Mrs. J. Smith, 26 50 |ooQf; \o ^pLi^VO T.\J Amount carried forward $2445 20 68 Appropriation, March 2nd, 15000 00 Amount brought forward, $2445 20 Hannah Connelly, 48 00 Mrs. Wm. B. Osgood, 96 75 David Mountain, 63 Railroad fares and expenses look- ing up pauper settlement, 43 40 Telephone, 1 40 $190 20 SOLDIERS' RELIEF. George Craig, $96 00 Benjamin Cheever, 115 50 Mary Russell, 48 00 Theodore A. Gibbs, 42 00 Jane Lindsay, 32 25 Ann Ahearne, 48 00 George E. Pike, 240 00 Elmore Dane, 108 00 John C. Hovey, 9 45 Emma Shattuck, . 132 22 $871 42 PAID ON ACCOUNT OP COMMONWEALTH. Moses W. Dearborn, $16 50 W. J. Reed, 82 15 John Fraize, 24 85 Martin Lundgren, 20 00 Charles Baker, 99 53 Julia Doucette, 5 00 Bernard Sweeney, 4 00 $252 03 Amount carried forward, $3758 85 69 Appropriation, March 2nd, $5000 00 Amount brought forward, $3758 85 PAID ON ACCOUNT OF CITIES AND TOWNS. Lynn, Lizzie A. Abbott, $ 65 00 Lowell, Jabez Kendrick, 10 58 Lawrence, Daniel Peason, 12 25 Carlisle, Frank Hatch, 28 00 Lawrence, Charles Cheever, 7 40 Lawrence, Mary Donahue, 109 50 1232 73 PAID ON ACCOUNT OP CITIES AND TOWNS. SOLDIERS' EELIEF. Boston, Lemuel P. Cram, $ 3 00 No. Reading, Caroline Mclntire, 32 25 135 25 PAID CITIES AND TOWNS. Haverhill, Mary E. Hastings, $ 3 30 Lawrence, Mrs. J. M. Abbott, 60 00 Rockland, Sariah D. Noland, 75 50 Haverhill, Joseph English, 17 96 $156 76 PAID CITIES AND TOWNS. — SOLDIERS' RELIEF. Lawrence, Miss Jane Lindsay, $44 00 Lowell, John Dorsey, 2 25 Boston, Mrs. Nathan H. Gray, 18 18 $64 43 LUNATIC HOSPITALS. Danvers, Mary Riley, $169 92 Danvers, George P. Stevens, 169 94 $339 86 Amount carried forward, $4587 88 70 Appropriation, March 2nd, $5000 00 Amount brought forward, 14587 88 Danvers, Olga Mayer, 169 94 Danvers, William B. Osgood, 169 94 Danvers, Henry Smith, 80 78 Medfield, Henry Smith, 76 80 Danvers, Bridget Dwane, 169 93 Danvers, Bridget Hayes, 169 92 Danvers, Maurice A. Malone, 169 92 Danvers, Charles L. Holt, 129 99 81137 22 Total expenditure, 15725 10 Overdrawn, $725 10 SUMMAEY OP OVEESEEES' OEDEES. Total Appropriation, March 2nd, $9500 00 Almshouse expenses, $4390 83 Relief out of Almshouse, 5725 10 Repairs on Almshouse, 439 32 Total expenditure, flfrKWi 0f i Overdrawn, $1055 25 EEPEESENTATIVE POTD. The interest on this fund has been given this year to Mrs. Mary Fenlason. The running expenses of the Town Farm will be about the same as last year. Respectfully submitted, ARTHUR BLISS, ^ n Overseers SAM'L H. BOUTWELL, S, JOHN S. STARK, J °f Foor - 71 Superintendent's Report. ALMSHOUSE. Whole number of paupers in Almshouse during the year, 29 Whole number of weeks' board, 1391 Average weekly expense for each inmate, first de- ducting the amount sold from the farm from the expense of the Almshouse, was $1 80 Whole number of tramps, 128. KEMAINIM IN ALMSHOUSE. Between eighty and ninety, 3 Between seventy and eighty, 4 Between sixty and seventy, 3 Between fifty and sixty, 3 Between forty and fifty, 5 Between thirty and forty, 1 Between twenty and thirty, 2 Between ten and twenty, 1 Between one and ten, 1 Total, ~23 Number at beginning of the year, 22 Number admitted, 7 Number discharged, 3 Number died, 1 Mary Jane Parker, died July 23, 1896, aged 63. PEKSONAL PKOPEKTY AT THE ALMSHOUSE. Household furniture, 11000 00 Clothing, 500 00 Farm stock, 450 00 Farm tools, 700 00 Farm produce, 400 00 Fuel, 165 00 Provisions, )ENT'S FAEM A000OTT. 100 00 Total, S3315 00 SUPEEINTENI Dr. To cash received for Hay, 301 94 Cows, 128 30 Vegetables, 409 67 Eggs and Poultry, 47 08 Labor, 345 41 Board, 42 00 Milk, 475 86 Pigs, 62 75 Lumber, 20 87 Gravel, 12 30 Pasturing Cows, 22 75 $1868 93 Cr. By cash paid Town Treasurer, $1868 93 The running expenses of the Town Farm will be about the same as last year. GEORGE L. BURNHAM, Supt. Andover, Mass., Jan. 13, 1897. 73 Fire Department. REPORT OF THE CHIEF ENGINEER. To the Board of Selectmen : Gentlemen, — In compliance with the regulations of the Fire Department, I su mit the following report : The force consists of four Engineers, eighteen members of Steamer Co. No. 1, and Hook and -Ladder Truck, and ten members of the J. P. Bradlee Hose Co. No. 1. The apparatus consists of two third-class steam fire en- gines with hose carriage for each, one two-horse hose wagon, two hook and ladder trucks, one one-horse hose wagon, and one supply wagon. There are about five thousand feet of hose in good condition. There have been thirteen alarms of fire the past year : Mar. 16. Barn, Trustees P. A. At residence W. M. Wood. House, Ezra L. Abbott. Woods, W. M. Wood. Woods, Scotland District. Wood, J. P. Butterfield. House, Thomas Howell Estate. Gymnasium, Trustees P. A. Hat Shop, Ballard Vale. Draper Hall, A. A. False alarm. False alarm. Wood shed, Richardson Estate. April G. April 30. May 10. May 18. May 19. June 15. June 23. July 3. July 24. July 31. Aug. 26. Nov. 13. 74 SCHEDULE OP PROPERTY. Two Engine-houses and shed, Two Steam fire-engines and apparatus, Three horses and harnesses, B. F. Smith hook and ladder truck, New hook and ladder truck, Two hose wagons, Hand engine, Total, I recommend an appropriation of $2500 for the running expenses of the ensuing year. I also recommend an appropriation of 12000 for a fire alarm, $3800 for a new steam fire engine, 1500 for hose, and $200 for repairs on engine house. Respectfully submitted, LEWIS T. HARDY, Chief Engineer. Andover, Mass., Feb. 7, 1896. $13500 00 4000 00 500 00 250 00 1400 00 800 00 200 00 $20650 00 75 Police Department. REPORT OF THE CHIEF OF POLICE. To the Board op Selectmen : Gentlemen, — In compliance with the regulation of the Police Department, I submit my second annual report. • ARKESTS. The whole number of arrests for the year has been sixty- four (64) for the following causes : Assault and Battery, 5 Adultery, 2 Disturbing the peace, 7 Drunkenness, 6 Exposure of Person, 1 For out-of-town officers, 2 Insane, 6 Illegal Sale of Liquor, 3 Keeping unlicensed dogs, 1 Liquor Nuisance, 1 Larceny, 1 Larceny from building, 1 Larceny from person, 1 Safe Keeping, 2 Vagrants, 4 Violation of Town By-Laws, 21 Whole number of arrests, — 64 76 Disposal of cases : Bound over to Grand Jury, 4 Committed to Lawrence Jail, 7 Committed to Danvers Insane Asylum, 6 Committed to Tewksbury Almshouse, 3 Discharged at court, 7 Paid fines, 30 Prisoners turned over to out of town officers, 2 Placed on file by paying costs of court, 2 MISCELLANEOUS, Burglaries reported, Doors found open in stores and secured, Persons locked up, Value of property reported stolen, Value of property recovered, Value of equipments in the hands of Police, Amount of fines paid to Town Treasurer, 365 00 Respectfully submitted, GEORGE W. MEARS, Chief of Police. 8 4 31 $250 00 100 00 120 00 77 Cemetery Committee. The Cemetery Committee herewith submit their annual report with a statement of the receipts and expenditures for the year ending January 1, 1897. The cemetery has been, as in the past few years, under the care of Mr. Vennard as Superintendent, and the grounds and avenues well kept and improved. During the past year a large portion of the pine growth in the cemetery had to be cut on account of damage by fire. After careful examination by the committee they were unani- mous in the opinion that it would be for the best interest of the town to sell the damaged wood, reserving such trees as would be likely to live, thus securing what values there were at this time rather than cause an expense of removing it in the near future. Your committee would recommend that an appropriation of $300.00 and the proceeds of the sale of lots be made for the care of the cemetery for the coming year. WM. S. JENKINS, JAMES.P. BUTTERFIELD, JOHN L. SMITH, GEORGE W. FOSTER, F. G. HAYNES, CHARLES GREENE, OLIVER VENNARD. Cemetery Committee. Andover, Feb. 15, 189T. 78 REPORT OP SUPERINTENDENT OF SPRING GROVE CEMETERY. Cb. Appropriation, Sale of lots, $300 00 199 62 Dr. Selectmen's Orders, 475 58 Balance unexpended, $24 04 Received from Town as per last Report, Received from Town this year, Received from sale of lots, wood, etc., $11411 02 300 00 6594 67 $18305 69 Less amount paid Town Treasurer, proceeds of sale of standing wood in previous years, 1071 79 Cost of land, Cost of improvements, as per last Report, Cost of improvements this year, $17233 90 $3000 00 13734 28 475 58 Balance unexpended, $17209 86 24 04 <ji>170Qq on Lots sold as per last Report, Lots sold this year, Whole number of single graves sold, Interments as per last Report, Interments this year, 224 7 231 35 477 22 499 Respectfully submitted, O. W. YENNARD, Superintendent. 79 Tax Collector's Account. Abraham Marland in Account with the Town of Andover. Dr. Amount due Town on 1891 Taxes, as by Report January 15, 1896, $89 62 Cr. Amount uncollected, $89 62 Dr. Amount due Town on 1892 Taxes, as by Report January 15, 1896, 1366 36 Cr. Amount collected, $ 76 49 Amount abated and remitted, 2 11 Amount uncollected, 287 76 1366 36 Interest on Taxes, 1892 List, $14 88 Dr. Amount due Town on 1893 Taxes, as by Report January 15, 1896, $1499 36 Cr. Amount collected, $ 202 65 Amount abated and remitted, 15 18 Amount uncollected, 1281 53 $1499 36 Interest on Taxes, 1893 List, $25 52 80 Dr. Amount due Town on 1894 Taxes, as by Report January 15, 1896, $3612 45 Cr. Amount collected, 11264 46 Amount abated and remitted, 12 22 Amount uncollected, 2335 77 Interest on Taxes, 1894 List, $3612 45 $93 23 Dr. Amount due Town on 1895 Taxes as by Report January 15, 1896, $9,228 79 Cr. Amount collected, $4304 54 Amount abated and remitted, 100 10 Amount uncollected, 4824 15 $9228 79 Interest on Taxes, 1895 list, $117 82 Dr. Assessors' List of Taxes, 1896, Andover National Bank Tax, Cr. Amount collected, Amount abated and remitted, Amount uncollected, Interest on Taxes, 1895 List, $80093 63 2303 11 $82396 74 S70158 00 73 46 12165 28 -$82396 74 $30 95 ABRAHAM MARLAND, Collector. Andover, January 15, 1897. 81 Treasurer's Account. LIABILITIES. Trustees of Memorial Hall, Notes, #25000 00 Notes, 19.)00 00 Water Bonds, 160000 00 Unpaid Bills (estimated), 1500 00 Interest on Notes and Bonds, 1567 00 1207567 00 ASSETS. Cash on hand, Town Funds, $ 597 60 Cash on hand, Waterworks, 1654 27 $2251 87 Uncollected Taxes, 1891, 89 62 Uncollected Taxes, 1892, 287 76 Uncollected Taxes, 1893, 1281 53 Uncollected Taxes, 1894, 2335 77 Uncollected Taxes, 1895, 4824 15 Uncollected Taxes, 1896, 12165 28 flOAOQ/j 11 Sinking Funds, 4845 50 Commonwealth, State Aid, 1877 00 Commonwealth, Military Aid, 96 00 Commonwealth, Pauper Acct., 276 88 Cities and Towns, Pauper Acct ., 160 58 $7255 96 $30491 94 Balance against the Towi i, $177075 06 82 WATERWORKS, George A. Parker, Treasurer, in account with the Town of Andover. Dr. Balance on hand, January 1896, Interest, Maintenance, Service-pipe, Redemption of Bonds, Cb. Orders paid, Bonds Redeemed,(Nos. 31 to 36) Interest on Bonds, Balance, deposited Andover Nat. Bank, 1654 21 #31928 70 $13956 96 6548 33 4700 00 1723 41 5000 00 131928 70 $18534 49 5000 00 6740 00 $220.00 of above balance is for coupons due, but not yet presented. SPRING GROVE CEMETERY FUND. Amount received from sale of wood, $550 00 Deposited in Lawrence Savings Bank, $550 00 WARE SIDEWALK FUND. Amount as per last report, $84 49 Dividends, 3 40 $87 89 Cr. Deposited in Andover Savings Bank, $87 89 83 RICHARDSON PUND. FETE VILLAGE SCHOOL. Amount as per last report, $1079 29 Interest, 40 74 $1120 03 Cr. Merchandise, $ 73 56 Deposited in Andover Savings Bank, 1046 47 $1120 03 GEO. A. PARKER, TREASURES, Andover, Jan. 15, 1897. 84 GEORGE A. PARKEE, TEEASUEEE, IN Dr. Balance from last year, Commonwealth, Corporation Tax, Commonwealth, Bank Tax, Commonwealth, Military Aid, Commonwealth, State Aid, Commonwealth, State Aid, Burial of Paupers, Commonwealth, State Highway, Notes, Town Hall, Spring Grove Cemetery, Almhouse, Ballardvale Rents, Water Rates, Relief out, Refunded, Cities and Towns, A. Marland, Collector, taxes and interest, A. Marland, Collector, abatements, A. Marland, Fees, Geo. H. Poor, Esq., Fines, H. G. Herrick, Fine, County Treasurer, dog tax, Samuel Smith, refunded, A. F. Saunders, refunded, J. L. Hammett & Co., refunded, J. T. Lovejoy, manure, G. E. Johnson, Supt., books sold, C. E. Knowlton, shafts, Horses, Work on State Highway, Concreting, Hay Scales, 250th Anniversary, banquet, 250th Anniversary, loan collection, $606 07 9119 45 2436 84 96 00 1900 00 20 00 1711 40 89000 00 362 00 199 62 1868 93 187 50 9052 39 339 86 334 54 76288 54 203 07 17 40 364 00 5 00 551 67 1 80 2 50 8 03 30 00 3 50 4 00 16 00 237 27 51 00 730 50 87 20 $195836 08 85 ACCOUNT WITH THE TOWN OF ANDOVER. Cr. Cash paid Selectmen's Ordera : Schools, Schoolhouses, Books and Supplies, Printing and Stationery, Street Lighting, Insurance, Interest, Snow, Horses and Drivers, Highways, County Tax, State Highway, Fire Department, Town House, Town Officers, Dog Tax Miscellaneous, Spring Grove Cemetery, Sidewalks, Hay Scales, Notes Paid, Abatement of Taxes, Drinking Fountain, Memorial Day, 250th Anniversary, Redemption of Bonds, Sewer Commissioners, Maintenance, State Tax, Sinking Fund, Overseers' Orders : Almshouse Repairs, Military Aid, State Aid, Almshouse Expenses, Relief Out, Cash on Haad, $18671 50 2993 31 1506 58 697 65 3677 68 573 15 9754 57 659 22 2995 35 7258 59 4486 98 1691 72 5006 09 826 49 4999 50 551 67 1499 24 475 58 1480 25 26 08 92500 00 265 07 275 00 200 00 4385 08 5000 00 10 62 4700 00 4432 53 675 00 439 32 192 00 1877 00 4390 83 6064 96 597 47 $195836 08 86 SINKING FUNDS. No. 1. Balance last year, $ 2157 12 Received from Town, 150 00 Interest, Andover Savings Bank, 42 54 Interest, Essex Savings Bank, 31 84 Interest, City Institution for Savings, 17 11 $2398 61 Cr. Deposited in Andover Savings Bank, $1095 71 Deposited in Essex Savings Bank, 820 61 Deposited in City Institution for Sav- ings, Lowell, 482 29 $2398 61 No. 2. Balance last year, $854 79 Received from Town, 150 00 Interest, Broadway Savings Bank, 37 50 Cr. Deposited in Broadway Savings Bank, $1042 29 $1042 29 No. 3. Balance last year, $535 38 Received from Town, 150 00 Interest, Andover Savings Bank, 17 58 Interest, Central Savings Bank, 8 56 Cr. Deposited in Andover Savings Bank, $490 86 Deposited in Central Savings Bank, 220 66 $711 52 $711 52 No. 4. Balance last year, 450 00 Received from Town, 225 00 Interest, Haverhill Savings Bank, 18 08 $693 08 Or. Deposited in Haverhill Savings Bank, $693 08 GEGRGE A. PARKER, Treasurer Sinking Fund. 88 Assessors' Report. We herewith submit our Annual Report. Number of Male polls assessed, Personal Estate, 11,158,182 00 1,313 Real Estate, 3,521,731 00 fc/f A7Q Q1 Q AO tyi. - Poll-tax, $ 2,626 00 Tax on Personal Estate, 19,500 00 Tax on Real Estate, 58,989 00 181,115 00 Rate of Tax per 11000, $16.75 Number of Horses assessed, 686 Cows assessed, 861 Cattle other than Cows, 157 Swiue, 209 Dwellings, 1063 Acres of land, 18469 ARTHUR BLISS, ) Assessors SAMUEL H. BOUTWELL, of JOHN S. STARK, ) Andover. 89 Auditors Certificate. We have this day examined the accounts of the several Town Officers and find them cast correctly, satisfactory vouchers for all payments have been made. The Town Treasurer has on deposit five hundred and ninety-seven dollars and forty-seven cents, (1597.47) town funds, and sixteen hundred and fifty-four dollars and twenty- one cents, ($1654.21) to the credit of the water loan. LOUIS A. DANE, GEORGE A. HIGGINS, Auditors. Andovkr, Mass., Jan. SO, 1897. 90 Board of Health. To the Citizens of Andover : — The Board of Health herewith presents to the citizens its annual report. There have been the usual number of nuisances complained of during the year, which we are again pleased to state, have been abated without recourse to law. It will be seen by the appended table that the number of cases of contagious dis- eases reported has been much less than usual. Each house known to contain a case of Scarlet Fever or Diphtheria has had a card posted and we have, with the co-operation of the Supt. of Schools, tried to keep children out of school who have been exposed to the disease. After cessation of the disease the Secretary has taken charge, in person, of the disinfection of the premises. Oar town has been extremely fortunate in escaping Typhoid Fever. This is no doubt due in a great measure, to the con- tinued purity of our water supply. We find it our duty how- ever to again call the attention of our citizens to the need of proper sewerage and drainage ; and the hope that some speedy action will be taken in the matter is our excuse for attending only to the most flagrant cases of complaint. The inspection of new plumbing has given, we believe, general satisfaction and has been under the supervision of this board. Attention is again called to the law governing children to be vaccinated before entering the public schools. Children are excused only by certificate from the family physician. Contagious diseases : Diphtheria, 3 ; Scarlet Fever, 10 ; Total 13. We would again request that all cases of complaint be made in writing and properly signed. ARTHUR BLISS, Chairman, HOWELL F. WILSON, CHARLES E. ABBOTT, M.D., Sec. Board of Health. 91 Cornell Fund. Amount of Fund, Deposited in Savings Bank, Cash on band, 1896, Dividends, 6 months, Amount expended. Cash on hand, $5000 00 5000 00 $ 68 87 123 64 $192 51 $192 51 $127 38 65 13 FRANK E. GLEASON, ) JOSEPH A. SMART, } Trustees. CHARLES GREENE, ) Andover, Mass., Feb. 1, 1897. 92 Punchard Free School. The Trustees of the Punchard Free School submit to the Town this account of their Receipts and Expenditures for the year 1896, and of the Condition of the Fund at the close of the year. TREASURER'S REPORT FOR THE YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 1896. Amount of Principal December 31, 1896, Invested in : Real Estate Mortgages $73425 00 Deposited in Mercantile Loan and Trust Co., 1525 00 Deposit in Andover Savings Bank, 55 00 $75005 00 $75005 00 INCOME. Balance on hand December 31, 1895, Interest on loans and deposits in 1896, Book assessments collected, Tuition collected from non-residents, Expended in 1896, Balance on hand December 31, 1896, $1634 94 4231 84 276 00 60 00 $5161 90 1040 88 6202 78 $6202 78 DETAILED STATEMENT OF EXPENSES. Frank O. Baldwin, Principal, Mary E. Dern, Assistant, Mary Alice Abbott, Assistant, Jean S. Pond, Assistant, Amount carried forward, $1761 00 635 85 300 00 584 00 $3280 85 93 Amount brought forward, Charlotte Norris, Assistant, Mary E. Carter, Assistant, Florence M. Locke, Assistant, Frederic Palmer, Chairman Visiting Committee, Curtis M. Baldwin, janitor, Geo. H. Poor, Treasurer, Andover Press, Printing, Frank O. Baldwin, supplies, Arthur Bliss, chemicals, C. C. Bourne, tuning pianos, H. F. Chase, repairs, John N. Cole, supplies, George W. Chandler, fuel, Brain ard Cummings, repairs, G. A. Higgins & Co., books and supplies, T. A. Holt and Co., supplies, L. E. Knott Co. , supplies, Henry P. Noyes, repairs, George H. Parker, chemicals, C. P. Rea, services, Joseph A. Smart, insurance, B. B. Tuttle, express, M. T. Walsh, repairs, William Wood, repairs, Total expenses, Income, on deposit, Andcver National Bank, " in till, $3280 85 584 00 224 00 60 00 100 00 69 17 200 00 18 80 3 00 13 67 4 50 50 95 36 90 00 5 68 273 17 2 89 10 73 7 35 10 69 3 00 75 00 1 00 24 04 4 50 $5161 90 1036 95 3 93 $6202 78 GEO. H. POOR, Treasurer. January 19, 1897. Examined, and found correct. January 25, 1897. GEORGE A. PARKER, M. E. GUTTERSON, Auditing Committee. FREDERIC PALMER, FRANK R. SHIPMAN, ROBT. A. MacFADDEN, GEORGE A. PARKER, HORACE H. TYER, GEORGE H. POOR, MYRON E. GUTTERSON, SAM'L H. BOUTWELL, Trustees. 94 Sewer Commissioners' Report. To the Citizens of Andover : The method of disposal of the sewage of the town is still the important question before jour Board of Commissioners. The Glover system from which we expected good results has been tried at the Rockingham County Farm at Brentwood, N. H., but the results obtained have not been, so far as we have been able to learn, such as would be acceptable to our State Board of Health. Your commissioners visited Brent- wood through the summer and examined the operation of the system, and while no chemical examination of the effluent was made the appearance and effluvia were such as to show very imperfect results. The filtration area used was found to be inadequate, although proportionally larger than in the system designed for Andover, and to secure good results the system must be much more expensive both to install and operate than has been represented by the company interested in introducing it, and your commissioners could not recom- mend it without further and more satisfactory trials were made. Igreeably to the instructions of the Town your commis- sioners introduced a bill into the Legislature of 1896 asking for the repeal of Sect. 15, Chap. 386, Acts of 1896, and it was referred to the Legislature of 1897. A hearing was given Feb. 9th by the Committee on Drainage at which Wm. Odlin, Representative, Arthur Bliss, Chairman of Board of Selectmen, and the entire Board of Sewer Commissioners ap- peared for the town,. The matter is now in the committee's hands, and action by the Legislature may be expected at an early day. Under existing circumstances your commission- ers could recommend no definite action by the Town at present. Respectfully Submitted, WM. S. JENKINS, \ I Commissioners. JOHN L. SMITH, JOHN E. SMITH, 95 The following is a list of regular appropriations with amounts recommended by the various departments for year 1897. Schools. $20000 00 School-Houses, 2500 00 School-Books and Supplies, 1500 00 *Repairs on Highways and B ridges, 3000 00 *Macadamized Roads, 4000 00 Sidewalks, 1500 00 Removing Snow, 500 00 Town Officers, 5000 00 Town House, 1000 00 Waterworks, Maintenance, 4700 00 Sinking Fund, 675 00 Fire Department, Running Expenses, 3800 00 New Apparatus, Hose and Repairs, 3200 00 Fire Alarm, 2000 00 Horses and Drivers, 3000 00 Street Lighting, 3700 00 Printing and Stationery, 700 00 Spring Grove Cemetery, 200 00 Memorial Day, 200 00 State Aid, 1600 00 Military Aid, 300 00 Expenses of Almshouse, 4000 00 Relief out of Almshouse, 5000 00 Repairs on Almshouse, 500 00 State Tax, 6000 00 Abatement of Taxes, 300 00 Interest on Notes, Funds, and Bonds, 10000 00 Insurance, 500 00 Hay Scales, 50 00 Miscellaneous, 1500 00 Total, 190925 00 Respectfully submitted, ARTHUR BLISS, ) Selectmen SAMUEL H. BOUTWELL, of JOHN S. STARK, \ Andover. * Same as 1896 appropriations. M 96 Town Warrant. ESSEX, SS : To either of the Constables of the Town of Andover. Greeting : In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, you are hereby directed to notify and warn the inhabitants of the Town of Andover, qualified to vote in town affairs, to meet and assemble at the Town House, in said Andover, on Mon- day, the First day of March, 1897, at Nine o'clock, A. M., to act on the following Articles, namely : Article 1st. — To choose a Moderator to preside at said meeting. Article 2d. — To choose Town Clerk, Treasurer, Collector of Taxes, One member of the Board of Selectmen, Assessors and Overseers of the Poor for three years, One member of the Board of Health for three years, three members of the School Committee for three years, and one member for one year, one Water Commissioner for three years, one Trustee of the Memorial Hall for seven years, one Sewer Commissioner for three years, one or more Auditors of Accounts, Park Com- missioners, Constables, Fence Viewers, Field Drivers, Sur- veyors of Lumber, Highway Surveyor, Trustees of Cornell Fund, Fire Wards, a Pound Keeper, and any other officers the town may determine to choose. Article 3d. — To take action on the following question : " Shall Licenses be granted for the Sale of Intoxicating Liquors in this town If " 97 Article 4th. — To determine what sums of money shall be appropriated for Schools, School-Houses, School Books and Supplies, Highways and Bridges, Sidewalks, Removing Snow, Horses and Drivers, Town Officers, Town House, Hay Scales, Fire Department, Insurance, Street Lighting, Printing and Stationery, Memorial Day, State Aid, Military Aid, Water- works, Interest, State Tax, County Tax, Abatement of Taxes, Almshouse Expenses, Repairs on Almshouse, Relief of Alms- house, Spring Grove Cemetery, and other town charges and expenses. Article 5th. — To see if the Town will authorize the con- struction of a fire alarm system and appropriate a sum of money therefor on petition of Engineers. Article 6th. — To see if the Town will discontinue the cut- ting of wood and removal of gravel from its land on Indian Ridge, so called for the coming year, on petition of Albert Poor and eight others. Article 7th. — To see if the Town will hold its land on In- dian Ridge, so called as a forest reservation, on condition that the adjoining land bonded to the Indian Ridge committee be obtained by private subscription, and devoted to the same object before the Annual Town Meeting in 1898, on petition of Albert Poor and ten others. Article 8th. — To see if the Town will appropriate a sum of money to place electric lights on Mineral Street, near New Street of Peter D. Smith, one on Abbott Street near residence of T. D. Thomson, and one on South Main Street near resi- dence of Chas. H. Forbes. Article 9th. — To see if the Town will appropriate a sum of money for a steam fire engine, on petition of Engineers. Article 10th. — To see if the Town will appropriate a sum of money to continue the concrete sidewalk on the southerly side of the plot near the station, on petition of the Village Improvement Society. 98 Article 11th. — To see if the Town will adopt the provisions of Chapter 186 of the Legislative Acts of the year 1895, re- lating to the street watering, and determine the area of such watering, and appropriate a sum of money for the purchase of watering carts or wagons. Article 12th. — To see if the Town will purchase for a park the Richardson land (situated north of the Punchard School grounds) and what sum of money they will appropriate there- for, on petition of Wm. S. Jenkins and others. Article 1 3th. — To see if the Town will accept Ridge Street as laid out by the Selectmen and appropriate a sum of money for constructing the same. Article 14th. — To see if the Town will appropriate money sufficient to place a suitable drinking fountain, for man and beast, on Andover Hill near the terminus of the electric car line, on a petition of Egbert C. Smyth and ten others. Article 15th. — To act on the reports of Town officers. Article 16th. — To see if the Town will accept the list of names for Jurors prepared by the Selectmen. Article 17th. — To fix the pay of the Firemen for ensuing year. Article 18th. — To determine the method of collecting taxes the ensuing year. Article 19th. — To determine the disposition of unex- pended appropriations. Article 20th. — To authorize the Treasurer to hire money for the use of the Town, in anticipation of taxes upon the approval of the Selectmen. Article 21st. — To determine the amount of money to be raised by taxation the ensuing year. 99 Article 22d. — To transact any other business that may legally come before the meeting. Hereof fail not, and make due return of this Warrant, with your doings thereon, to the Town Clerk, at the time and place of meeting. Given under our hands, at Andover, this the Thirteenth day of February, in the year one thousand eight hundred and ninety-seven. ARTHUR BLISS, ) Selectmen SAM'L H. BOUTWELL, } of JOHN S. STARK, ) Andover. 101 Memorial Hall Library. TWENTY -FIFTH ANNUAL REPORT OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES. The statistics of the Librarian's report, herewith presented, are sufficient evidence that the Memorial Hall Library has been doing its proper work during the past year. The ag- gregate circulation of twenty-one thousand volumes (includ- ing two thousand delivered by special carrier in the remoter districts of the town), the large daily use of newspapers and magazines, and the constant consultation of books of refer- ence illustrate the beneficient advantages which the first founders and later benefactors of our Free Public Library and Reading Room aimed to provide for the community, while the addition of over two hundred names to the list of those desiring to withdraw books indicates the increasing ap- preciation of those advantages on the part of the people. Another extension in Library hours has been made, apply- ing to the delivery of books in the forenoon, so that both the Library and Reading Room will be open after April 1st on every week day (public holidays excepted) from 9 to 12 o'clock a. M., from 3 to 5.30 o'clock p. M., and from 7 to 9 o'clock in the evening. The Reading Room is open from 8.30 o'clock A. M. As anticipated in our last report, one of the ante-rooms of the Library has been pleasantly fitted up as the depository ot 102 such works of art and history as may be obtained with the in- come of the " Cornell Fund." A fine portrait of the donor of that Fund has been placed upon the walls, and a beginning made in the purchase of books of art, for which the ordinary funds of the Library are not available. The valuable books of reference belonging to the Library, but not hitherto easily accessible to its patrons, have been put on the shelves of this room, where they can be freely consulted by adults, during Library hours, on application to the Librarian. Special at- tention is called to the catalogue of this reference library ap- pended to the accessions of the year in this town report. The list (numbering nearly seven hundred volumes) includes, besides encyclopaedias and dictionaries in the various de- partments of knowledge, the indexes of periodical and general literature up to date, the official records, both Union and Confederate, so far as published, of the War of the Rebel- lion (one hundred volumes), and the recently bound volumes of the Boston Journal for the period of the War and for the centennial years, 1875-T6. The Trustees desire to acknowledge the public spirited service of the Andover Village Improvement Society in set- ting out upon the Library grounds a hedge of Japanese bar- berry (Berberis Thunbergii), and two varieties of woodbine, (Ampelopsis Quinquefolia and Ampelopsis Veitchii). Two suggestions may be repeated from last year's report. One is that patrons of the Library, having in mind books de- sirable for purchase, should place the names of the volumes (with author, publisher and price) on the slips furnished by the Librarian. The other refers to the use of the Memorial Hall as a depository for articles relating to the history of the town or the customs of the past. The painting of the Indian sachem, Cutshamache, for example, has been added during the year, not as a work of art, but as a souvenir of the 250th anniversary celebration, as have also the various programmes and placards connected with the celebration. Maj. Marian d has deposited a piece of the flag presented to the Sixth Regi- ment by the loyal citizens of Baltimore in 1861, and Miss 103 Charlotte S. Abbott the ancient Bible used in the pulpit of the South Church previous to 1861. Such articles, including manuscripts and printed documents, illustrative of the past and present history of Andover, in war and in peace, would be of great interest in the future and would come in the direct line of the Cornell Collection. Just after the above report had been presented to the Trustees for their approval, the announcement was made to them that Mrs. George W. Coburn had offered to provide for the publication of a new printed catalogue of the Library. This generous gift, which fitly comes from the daughter of the honored originator of Memorial Hall, Mr. John Smith, supplements the card catalogue previously presented by Mrs. Byers and supplies an important need of the Library. It will of course be several months before this can be prepared and printed, but the whole community will join with the Board in grateful appreciation of the thoughtfulness and munificence of the donor. Respectfully submitted : JOSEPH W. SMITH, FRANCIS H. JOHNSON, E. KENDALL JENKINS, JAMES B. SMITH, JOSEPH A. SMART, GEORGE H. TORR, GEO. W. FOSTER, C. C. CARPENTER, Trustees. Andover, Feb. 9, 1897. Andover, January 27, 1897. This certifies that we have examined the within account and find the same correctly cast and properly vouched. . E. K. JENKINS, - GEORGE H. TORR, Auditors. 104 JOSEPH A. SMART, TREASURER OP MEMORIAL HALL INCOME. To cash on hand from last year, Si 49 7 53 Interest on Town Notes, Interest on Mortgage, Receipts from Fines and Rents, From Estate of Edward Taylor, From sale of old paper, From rebate on books, Interest on Savings Bank deposits, 1400 00 250 00 63 88 200 00 5 00 6 00 286 24 53708 65 105 IN A000UNT WITH THE TOWN OF ANDOVEE. EXPENDITURES. Ballard Holt, salary, James O. Bradshaw, salary, Little, Brown & Co., books, Houghton, Mifflin & Co., books, F. S. Blanchard & Co., books, Rand, McNally & Co., books, Johnson, LeBlanc & Co., books, L. A. Charlton, books, Samuel Ward & Co., books, O. P. Chase, papers and periodicals, Andover Press, papers, Damrell & Upham, photographs, Soule Photo. Co., photographs, George M. Bodge, book, J. F. Barnard & Co., binding, Andover Electric Company, lighting, F. C. Way, district carrier D. Carney, labor, George A. Higgins & Co., supplies, J. N. Cole, supplies, Hardy & Cole, labor, Street sprinkling, (two years) H. P. Noyes, supplies, B. Holt, sundries, Anderson & Bowman, labor, A. W. Caldwell, labor, E. C. Pike, labor, J. S. Marion, portrait, Beal Decorating Co., Briggs & Allyn, work, J. A. Smart, insurance, William Wood, labor, E. J. Rowe, labor, Tuttle's Express, Geoige Saunders, labor, Andover Press, George W. Chandler, fuel, Deposit in Andover Savings Bank, (E. Taylor Fund) Cash on hand to balance, $720 00 89 00 327 51 69 00 1 50 19 98 3 50 2 50 3 50 145 08 4 00 63 00 36 00 5 00 168 34 118 56 56 00 35 55 2 95 2 60 37 64 20 00 56 00 53 30 1 00 10 80 3 63 76 00 25 00 150 00 7 50 8 50 14 10 9 40 2 33 20 25 156 00 200 00 $2725 02 983 63 $3708 65 106 REPORT OF LIBRARIAN. To the Trustees of the Memorial Hall Library : Gentlemen, — I herewith submit my report as Librarian for the year 1896. Comparative Statistics. Number of volumes added by purchase, Number of volumes presented, Volumes of periodicals bound, Total number of volumes in the Library, Pamphlets presented during the year, Total number of pamphlets in the Library, Number of days the Library was open, Number of volumes delivered : General delivery, 18,117 19,045 Abbott District, 206 212 Bailey District, 958 930 North District, 212 173 Osgood District, 821 765 Largest daily issue, Largest weekly issue, Average daily issue, Per-centage of juvenile and fiction circulated, Number of volumes lost and paid for, Number of postals sent for books overdue, New names registered, Total number of names registered, Number of volumes covered anew, Number of volumes bound, Average daily attendance in Reading-room, Volumes delivered for use in Reading-room, Amount of fines collected, Amount received for use of books, 1895. 273 55 50 13,826 133 7,526 250 20,314 209 585 81 78± 2 1022 198 5959 1379 266 65 722 $54.96 6.16 1896. 273 77 53 14,229 196 7,722 306 21,125 245 583 69 80 2 1090 223 6172 1293 244 64 607 $59.20 4.68 107 List of Donors. Vols. Pamps. Pap's. Abbot Courant, 3 Abbott, Hartwell B., 1 Andover, Town of. 9 6 Bancroft, Rev. C. F. P. 1 Barnes, Rev. Henry E., North Andover, Mass. 1 Benton, J. H., Jr., Boston, Mass. 1 Blinn, Henry C, East Canterbury, N.H. 12 Buck, Miss Alice. 1 Bussey Institution, Boston, Mass. 1 Cambridge Public Library. 1 Carpenter, Rev. C. C. 1 Clark, George F., West Acton, Mass. 1 Crocker, Uriel H., Boston, Mass. 1 Dow, Miss Lucia A. 78 Enoch Pratt Free Library, Baltimore, Md. 1 Fall River Public Library, 1 Fearing, Andrew C, Jr., Boston, Mass. 1 Forbes, Edward H., Maiden, Mass. 1 Forbes Library,. Northampton, Mass. 2 Jenkins, E. K. 1 Knox, Hon. W. S., Lawrence, Mass. 14 Lawrence Public Library, 4 Lexington Historical Society, 1 Lytle, John J., Philadelphia, Pa. 1 Maiden Public Library. 1 Marshall, Mrs. Joshua N., Lowell, Mass. 1 Massachusetts, Commonwealth of. 17 1 Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1 Mercantile Library Association, St. Louis, Mo. 2 Newton Free Library. 1 Osgood, L. Edgar, North Andover, Mass. 4 Palmer, Rev. Frederic. 32 Peabody, Philip G., Boston, Mass. 1 Pray, John H., Boston, Mass. 1 Salem Public Library. 1 Stevens, Hon. Moses T., North Andover, Mass. 13 Taylor, Prof. John Phelps. 104 108 Travellers' Record, 1896. United States. Watertown Free Public Library. Whitney, Charles C, Marshall, Minn. Whittier, Miss H. E. Wilson, Rev. F. A. Worcester Public Library. Vols. Pamps. Pap's. 8 79 1 38 52 1 1 152 196 156 Other Donations. Clough, Miss Lizzie. Campaign caricature of Horace Greeley. Marland, Maj. William. A part of flag presented by the loyal citizens of Baltimore to the Sixth Regiment Massachusetts Militia, after the riot in that city, April 19, 1861. Poor, George H., Esq. Map of Essex County, 1825. Map of Massachusetts, 1802. Twenty-two volumes have been withdrawn, and replaced with new ones. Two numbers each of Boston Journal, Harper's Bazar, and Illus- trated American, one each of Boston Traveller, English Illustrated Magazine, Good Words, Lawrence American, Musical Visitor and Scientific American, have been taken from the Reading-room, and not returned. BALLARD HOLT, Librarian. Andover, Jan. 6, 1897. MEMORIAL HALL LIBRARY LIST OF ACCESSIONS Bulletin No. 16, 1896 110 LIST OF ACCESSIONS, 1896. A. Abbott, Charles Conrad. A colonial wooing. 1943.9 Aldrich, Thomas Bailey. Judith and Holofernes : a poem. 1785.5 Allen, Charles. Papier Mache. 859.28 American Naturalist. Vol. 29. 1895. 1423.10 Ambrosius, Johanna. Poems. 1733.10 Andover Townsman. Vol. 9. 1896. Ref. Armstrong, Edward. Lorenzo de Medici, and Florence in the fifteenth century. [Heroes of the nations.] 1258.12 Arnold, Matthew. Letters 1848-1888, collected and arranged by G. W. B. Russell. 2 vols. 1758.13-14 At Wellesley : Legenda for 1896. 1955.8 Atlantic Monthly. Vols. 76, 77. 1895-96. 1413.2-3 B. Bangs, John Kendrick. A house-boat on the Styx. 859.29 A rebellious heroine : a story. 1948.21 Barnes, Rev. Henry E. Memorial and historical discourse, Trinitarian Congregational Church, North Andover, Sun- day morning, Oct 20, 1895. Ref. Barnes, James. For King and country : a story of the American Revolution. 1948.10 Midshipman Farragut. 1948.12 Barr, Amelia Edith. Bernicia. 1963.9 Barr, Robert. A woman intervenes: or, the mistress of the mine. 1943.11 Barrie, James Matthew. Margaret Ogilvy. 1938.13 Sentimental Tommy : a story of his boyhood. 1938.14 Bartlett, John. New and complete concordance of Shakespeare: index to all the passages in the dramatic works. Ref. Bates, Arlo. Talks on writing English. 1725.7 Beard, Daniel Carter. American boy's book of sport. 1452.10 Becke, Louis. The ebbing of the tide. 1917.14 Beecher, Henry Ward. Patriotic addresses, 1850-1885. 1723.14 Bellamy, William. A second century of charades. 1217.22 Belloc, Bessie Rayner. In a walled garden. 1745.15 Benson, Edward F. Limitations: a novel. 1932.17 Berenson, Bernhard. Florentine painters of the renaissance: with an index to their works. 412.30 Bes ant, Walter. The city of ref uge : a novel. 1966.15 Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine. Vols. 158, 159. 1895, 96. 1435.10-11 Ill Blaxland, G. Cuthbert. " Mayflower" essays on the story of the pilgrim fathers as told in Governor Bradford's MS. 1726.8 Bliss, William Root. Quaint Nantucket. 1743.9 Bodge, George Madison. Soldiers in King Phillip's war : being a critical account of that war, with a concise history of the Indian wars of New England from 1620-1677. Ref. Boissier, Gaston. Rome and Pompeii: archaeological rambles. 1743.5 Bonney, T. G. Charles Lyell and modern geology. [Century series.] 1746.4 Boyd, Andrew K. II. The last years of St. Andrews. Sept. 1890-Sept. 1895. 1221.18 Brooks, Elbridge S. The century book of famous Americans. ] 751.6 Brooks, Elbridge S., and Alden, John. The long walls: an American Boy's adventures in Greece. 1942.6 Brown, Alice. Mercy Warren. [Women of colonial and revolu- tionary times.] 1758.22 Browne, Thomas Alexander (Rolf Bolderwood). The Sealskin cloak. 1964.15 Buchanan, Robert. Eme Hetherngton. 1956.11 Bulfinch, Charles. Architect, life and letters. Edited by E. S. Bulfinch. 1751.4 Bunker Hill Monument Association. Proceedings, June 17, 1895, with address by Hon. F. W. Lincoln. 441.13 Bunner, Henry Cuyler. Love in old clothes, and other stories. 1924.15 Jersey street and Jersey lane : urban and surburban sketches. 884.25 Burnett, Frances Hodgson. A lady of quality. 1933.23 Burroughs, John. A year in the fields. 425.27 Butler, Joseph. Works. Edited by W. E. Gladstone, 2 vols. 1751.7-8 Butterworth, Hezekiah. The Wampum belt : or, the fairest page of history. 1961.7 Byington, Ezra Hoyt. The Puritan in England and New England. 1743.12 C. Canton, William. W. V., her book, and various verses. 1733.8 Century Magazine. Vol. 28-30. 1895-96. 1337.6-8 Clark, George Faber. History of the temperance reform in Massachusetts, 1813-1883. 1245.2 Contemporary Review. Vols. 68, 69. 1895-96. 1126.12 ; 1127.1 Corelli, Marie. The mighty atom. 1932.16 Cornhill Magazine. New series. Vols. 25, 26. 1895-96. 1135.8-9 Cosmopolitian Magazine. Vols. 19, 21. 1895-96. 1137.6-8 Couch, Arthur T. Q. Adventures in criticism. 1732.4 112 Cox, Samuel Sullivan. Diversions of a diplomat in Turkey. 1745.13 Crane, Stephen. The little regiment, and other episodes of the American civil war. 1947.9 The red badge of courage : an episode of the American civil war. 1947.8 Crawford, Francis Marion. Adam Johnstone's Son. 1962.16 Casa Braccio. 2 vols. 1962.14-15 Taquisara. 2 vols. 1962.17-18 Crockett, Samuel R. Cleg Kelly, Arab of the city : his prayers and adventures. 1914.19 Crockett, Samuel R., and others. Tales of our coast. 1914.20 Dalbiac, Philip Hugh. Dictionary of quotations. English. 1734.1 Dame, Lorrin L., and Collins, Frank S. Flora of Middlesex County, Massachusetts. 425.26 Davis, Rebecca Harding. Doctor Warrick's Daughters. 1927.9 Davis, Richard Harding. Cinderella, and other stories. 1927.16 Three Gringos in Venezuela and Central America. 1767.19 Dawson, W. J. The makers of modern English : a hand book to the greater poets of the century. 1 724.6 Dean, Teresa. White city chips. 1 743.4 Deland, Ellen Douglas. Oakleigh. 1943.10 Dick, William B., editor. Recitations. Nos. 14-17. 1735.4 Donald, E. Winchester. The expansion of religion : six lectures delivered before the Lowell Institute. 1728.7 Doyle, Arthur Conan. The exploits of Brigadier Gerard. 1953.25 Rodney Stone. 1953.26 Dumas, Alexandre. The Count de Bragelonne ; or ten years later. 6 vols. 1915.16-21 Twenty years after. 2 vols. 1915.14-15 E. Earle, Mary Tracy. The wonderful wheel. 1947.14 Ebers, Georg. In the Blue pike : a romance of German civiliza- tion at the commencement of the sixteenth century. 866.31 End of the beginning. 1927.15 English Illustrated Magazine. Vol.14. 1895. 1315.5 Everett, William. Oration in honor of Col. William Prescott, delivered in Boston, October 14, 1895. 441.17 Ewing, Mrs. Juliana Horatio. Story of a short life. 848.32 113 Fenn, George Manville. The Black Tor : a tale of the reign of James I. 1936.12 In honour's cause : a tale of the days of George the first. 1936.13 Field, Cyrus West. His life and work [1819-1892]. Edited by Isabella Field Judson. 1732.8 Field, Eugene. The house : an episode in the lives of Reuben Baker, Astronomer, and his wife Alice. 1955.9 Second book of Tales. 1913.18 Fields, Annie. Authors and friends. 1732.18 Fletcher, William Isaac. The " A. L. A." index. Index to general literature. . Hef. Fletcher, W. I., and Bowker, R. R. Annual literary index, 1892-65. 4 vols. Ref. Forbes, Archibald. Camps, quarters, and casual places. 1767.21 Ford, Nellie Walton. Nature's byways : natural science for primary pupils. 425.28 Ford, Paul Leicester. The true George Washington. 1743.13 Forum, The. Vols. 20, 21. 1895-96. 1124.9-10 G. Gardner, Mrs. Sarah M. H. Quaker Idyls. 859.3 Glazebrook, R. T. James Clerk Maxwell and modern physics. 1746.5 Godkin, Edwin Lawrence. Problems of modern democracy : political and economic essays. 1722.2 Good Words. 1895. 1316.9 Goodwin, Maud Wilder. Dolly Madison. [Women of colonial and revolutionary times.] 1758.16 White aprons. 1945.18 Gould, Sabine Baring. The Broom-squire. 1914.18 Gras, Felix. The Reds of the Midi : an episode of the French Revolution. 859.6 Greene, Frederick Davis. The rule of the Turk : a reviged edi- tion of the Armenian Crisis. 1748.12 Grenfell, Wilfred T. Vikings of to-day : or life and medical work among the fishermen of Labrador. 1745.16 Grinnell, George Bird. Story of the Indian. 1766.5 H. Habben, F. H. London street names : their origin, signification, and historic value. 1748.13 Hamerton, Philip Gilbert. An autobiography, 1834-1858, and a memoir by his wife, 1858-1894. 1 754.20 114 Hardy, W. J. Lighthouses, their history and romance. 1745.17 Harper's New Monthly Magazine. Vols. 91, 92. 1895-96. 1173.6-7" Harper's Round Table. 1895-96. 3 vols. 772 6-8 Harper's Young People. 1895. 772.5 Harris, George. Moral evolution. 1728.8 Harris, Joel Chandler. Georgia. [Stories from American His- tory.] 1746.17 Sister Jane : her friends and acquaintances. 1956.7 The story of Aaron (so named), the son of Ben Ali. 1956.6 Harrison, Mrs. Constance Cary. A Virginia Cousin, and Bar Harbor tales. 858.29 Harte, Francis Bret. Barker's luck, and other stories. 1937.1& In the hollow of the hills. 867.34 Haweis, Hugh Reginald. Travel and Talk, 1885-93-95. My hundred miles of travel. 2 vols. 1764.14-15 Hector, Annie French. (Mrs. Alexander.) A fight with fate. 1957.7 A winning hazard. 1957.8 Henty, George Alfred. At Agincourt : a tale of the white hoods of Paris. 1925.11 On the Irrawaddy : a story of the first Burmese war. 1925.12 With Cochrane the dauntless : a tale of the exploits of Lord Cochrane in South American waters. 1925.13 Hinsdale, Mass. Centennial of the Congregational Church, Au- gust 28, 1895. Ref. Holland, Mary A. G., comp. Our army nurses : sketches of women who served in hospitals during the civil war. 1754.18 Hosmer, Jamf? Kendall. Life of Thomas Hutchinson, royal governor of Massachusetts Bay. 1757.19 Howells, William Dean. Impressions and experiences. 1761.5 Hubbard, Elbert. Little journeys to the homes of good men and great. 1758.15 Little journeys to the homes of American authors. 1758.17 Hughe?, Thomas. Vacation rambles. 1764.13 Hutchinson, John Wallace. Story of the Hutchinsons. (Tribe of Jesse.) 2 vols. 1732.11-12 I. Illustrated American. Vols. 18, 19. 1895-96. 1446.6-7 J. Jameson, John Franklin. Dictionary of United States History, 1492-1895. Ref. Jarvis, Stinson. The ascent of life : or, the psychic laws and forces of nature. 1 721 .4 115 Jewett, Sarah Orne. The country of the pointed firs. 868.35 Johnson, Clifton. What they say in New England : a book of signs, sayings, and superstitions. 885 27 K. Kaler, James Otis. (James Otis). A short cruise. 1931.17 Keddie, Henrietta. (Sarah Tytler). Tudor Queens and Princesses. 1732.10 Kenyon, E. C. Thomas Alva Edison, the telegraph boy who became a great inventor. 1732.9 King, Charles. A tame surrender: a story of the Chicago strike. 1928.17 Trooper Ross and Signal Smith. 1928.15 Trumpeter Fred: a story of the plains. 1928.16 Kipling, Rudyard. The seven seas. 1733.9 Kirkland, Elizabeth S. A short history of Italy from 4 76 A. D. to 1878 A. D. 1748.22 L. Lang, Andrew, editor. The animal story book. 1946.14 Lawrence American and Andover Advertiser, 1895. Ref. LeBaron, Grace. The rosebud club. [Hazlewood stories.] 1935.12 Lee, Albert. Tommy Toddles. 1948.9 Lentheric, Charles. The Riviera: ancient and modern. 1743.6 Lincoln, Abraham. Speeches, compiled by E. L. Chittenden. 1277.8 Lincoln, James Gould. A genuine girl. 857.28 Lippincott, Mrs. Sara Jane. (Penn Shirley). The merry five. [Silver gate stories.] 858.30 Littell's Living Age. Vols. 207-210. 1895-96. 4 vols. 1065.12-15 Lothrop, Thornton Kirkland. William Henry Seward. [Amer- ican statesmen.] 1471.8 Lowell, Francis C. Joan of Arc. 1754.14 M. Mabie, Hamilton Wright. Books and culture. 1236.24 Magruder, Julia. The Violet. 1957.17 Marchbank, Agnes. Ruth Farmer: a story. 1955.11 Marcou, Jules. Life, letters, and works of Louis Agassiz. 2 vol. 1732.1-2 Marden, Orison Sweet. Architects of fate : or, steps to success and power. 1767.18 Martin, A, S. On parody. 1733.7 Massachusetts : Acta and Laws. Acts and Laws of the province of Massachusetts Bay. Vol. 8. 1703-1707. 961.8 116 Massachusetts^: A ttorney- Genera!. 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Ref. Mathews, William. Nugae Litterariae : or, brief essays on liter- ary, social, and other themes. 1725.6 Meredith, George. The amazing marriage. 2 vols. 1934.10-11 Merriam, Florence A. A-birding on a bronco. 1274.9 Miller, Olive Thorne. Four-handed folk. 1722.5 Mitchell, Maria. Life, letters, and journals. Compiled by P. M. Kendall. 1732.7 Moles worth, Mrs. Mary Louisa. Philippa. 1938.15 Molineaux, Maria Ada. A phrase-book from the poetic and dramatic works of Robert Browning. Ref. Morse, John Torrey, Jr. Life and times of Oliver Wendell Holmes. 2 vols. 1732.5-6 Moulton, Louise Chandler. Lazy tour in Spain and elsewhere. 1764.16 Moxom, Philip Stafford. Lowell lectures. 1728.6 Munroe, Kirk. Rick Dale : a story of the northwest coast. 1918.9 Through swamp and glade : a story of the Seminole war. 1918.10 Musical Visitor. Vol. 24. 1895. 1354.20 117 N. Nation, The. Vols. 61, 62. 1895-96. 1444.6-7 Navarro, Madame Antonio. (Mary Anderson.) A few memories. 1754.17 New Hampshire. Statue erected by the State of New Hamp- shire in honor of General John Stark. A sketch of its in- ception, erection and dedication. 1751.3 Newkirk, Garrett. Rhymes of the states. 337.16 North American Review. Vols. 161, 162. 1895-96. 1152.6-7 Nye, Edgar Wilson. (Bill Nye.) A guest at the Ludlow, and other stories. 1948.22 P. Palmer, Frederic. Studies in theologic definition underlying the Apostles' and Nicene Creeds. 1728.9 Parker, Gilbert. Seats of the mighty. 1917.16 Parsons, Alfred. Notes on Japan. 1745.14 Pater, Walter. Gaston de Latour : an unfinished romance. 883.24 The renaissance studies in art and poetry. 1724.7 Pemberton, Max. A puritan's wife. 1924.14 Perry, Nora. Three little daughters of the Revolution. 811.28 Plympton, Miss A. G. The black dog, and other stories. 843.28 Pool, Maria Louise In the first person : a novel. 1968.5 Popular Science Monthly. Vols. 47-49. 1895-96. 1415.2-4 Popular Science News. Vol.29. 1895. 1352 22 Porter, Luther H. Cycling for health and pleasure. 1718.2 Potter, Cora Urquhart. My recitations. 1735.2 Purcell, Edmund Sheridan. Life of Cardinal Manning. 2 vols. 1754.15-16 Qi Wi Q. C The great war in England in 1961.6 R. Ralph, Julian. Alone in China, and other stories. 176 7.23 Raymond, Walter. In the smoke of war : a story of civil strife. 859.7 Reed, Edwin. Bacon vs. Shakespeare. Brief for plaintiff. 1742.14 Review of Reviews. Vols. 12-13. 1895-96. 1175.12-13 Rhoscoiml, Owen. Battlement and tower. 1917.15 Rideing, William Henry. At Hawarden with Mr. Gladstone, and transatlantic experiences. L 765.27 Roberts, Charles G. D. Earth's enigmas : a volume of stories. 1947.7 Robinson, Rowland E. In New England fields and woods. 1722.4 Rodway, James. The West Indies and the Spanish Main. 1767.20 118 Rolfe, William James. Shakespeare the boy : with sketches of the home and school life, the games and sports of the times. 1732.14 Rothschild, Ferdinand. Personal characteristics from French History. 1743.10 Rudd, Jean Porter. The tower of old Schloss. 1922.12 Rushforth, W. E., publisher. Lawrence up to date, 1845-1895. Ref. Russell, William Clark. The Copsford mystery : or, is he the man '? 1926.8 S. St. Nicholas. 1895-96. 8 vols. 1911.10-12 Saffell, W. T. R. Records of the Revolutionary War. 1745.19 Salamon, Louis de. Unpublished memoirs of the internuncio of Paris during the Revolution, 1790-1801. 1732.13 Scientific American. Vols. 73, 74. 1895-96. 1144.10-11 Scott, Duncan Campbell. In the village of Viger. 1937.12 Scribner's Magazine. Vols. 18, 19. 1895-96. 1427.4-5 Seawell, Molly Elliott. The sprightly romance of Marsac. 1945.19 Sergeant, Adeline. The failure of Sibyl Fletcher : a novel. 1955.10 Shaler, Nathaniel Southgate. American highways. 414.28 Shaw, Albert. Municipal government in continental Europe. 1745.18 Sherman, John. Recollections of forty years in the House, Sen- ate and Cabinet: an autobiography. 2 vols. 1744.17-18 Sherwood, Margaret P. (Elizabeth Hastings.) A puritan Bo- hemia. 1968.16 Shinn, Charles Howard. The story of the mine ; as illustrated by the great lode of Nevada. 1766.6 Shorter,' Clement R. Charlotte Bronte and her circle. 1732.17 Sienkiewicz, Henryk. " Quo Vadis ; " a narrative of the time of Nero. 1912.29 Slatin, Rudolf C. Fire and sword in the Sudan : narrative of fighting and serving the Dervishes, 1879-1885. 1744.19 Smith, Francis Hopkinson. Tom Crogan. 1948 11 Smith, Gertrude. Dedora Heywood. 1937.11 Smyth, Albert H. Bayard Taylor. [American men of letters.] 456.22 Speaker's Garland and literary bouquet. Vol. 8. 1735.3 Springsteed, Anne Frances. The expert waitress : a manual for the pantry and dining-room. 1217.21 Stanwood, Edward. A history of presidential elections. 415.29 Stedman, Edmund Clarence, editor. Victorian anthology, 1737- 1895. 1734.2 Stimson, Frederic J. (J. 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Friendly letters to girl friends. 1965.21 Wilkins, Mary Elinor. Madelon : a novel. 1946.5 Wiggin, Kate Douglas. Marm Lisa. 1955.5 The village watch tower. 1955.4 Wiggin, Kate Douglas, and Smith, Nora Archibald. Republic of childhood : Froebel's gifts. 1736.3 Republic of childhood : Froebel's occupation. 1736.2 Wright, Henrietta Christian. Children's stories in American Literature, 1861-1896. 1725.8 Yonge, Charlotte Mary. The wardship of Steepcombe. 1964.6 Youmans, William Jay. Pioneers of science in America. 1754.19 Young-husband, Frank E. The heart of the continent : a narra- tive of travels in Manchuria, across the Cobi desert, through the Himalayas, the Pamirs and Chitral, 1884- 1894. 1763.11 121 REFERENCE BOOKS Iff MEMORIAL HALL LIBRARY. Note. — Volumes marked with a * are in the revolving book-case in the Reading-room. DICTIONARIES. Webster's International Dictionary. Worcester's English Dictionary. Standard Dictionary. Stormonth's English Dictionary. *Century Dictionary. 6 vols. *Century Cyclopaedia of Names. Wright's Dictionary of Obsolete and Provincial English. 2 vols. Sears' Roget's Thesaurus of English Words. Smith's English-Latin Dictionary. Leverett's Latin Lexicon. Riley s Dictionary of Latin and Greek Quotations, Proverbs, Maxims and Mottoes. Spiers and Surenne's French Pronouncing Dictionary. Jamieson's Dictionary of the Scottish Language. ENCYCLOPAEDIAS. Encyclopaedia Brittanica. 24 vols., and Index. Appleton's American Cyclopaedia. 16 vols., and Index. Appleton's Annual Encyclopaedia. 15 vols., 1861-75, and Index. Appleton's Annual Encyclopaedia. New Series. 11 vols., 1876-86. ^International Cyclopaedia. 15 vols. Chambers's Encyclopaedia. 10 vols. Crabb's Dictionary of General Knowledge. Appleton's Cyclopaedia of American Biography. 6 vols. Cooper's Men of the Time. 1872. Lippincott's Dictionary of Biography and Mythology. Martin's Handbook of Cotemporary Biography. Smith's Classical Dictionary. Anthon's Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities. Hackett's Smith's Dictionary of the Bible. 4 vols. 122 HISTORY. Larned's History for Ready Reference and Topical Study. 5 vols. Winsor's Narrative and Critical History of the United States. 8 vols. Jameson's Dictionary of United States History. Lyman's Historical Chart. Index to Lyman's Historical Chart. Index to Allison's History of Europe. Index to Newton's History of Scotland. Haydn's Dictionary of Dates. Same. American Edition. Bond's Handbook of Rules and Tables for verifying Dates. WAR HISTORY. Bodge's Soldiers of King Philip's War. Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolutionary War. Society of the Sons of the Revolution. 2 vols. Harper's Pictorial History of the Rebellion. 2 vols. Frank Leslie's Scenes and Portraits of the Civil War. War of the Rebellion : Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies. 1st Series, 102 vols. ; with atlases, 3 vols. Society of the Colonial Wars. 2 Pamphlets. War of the Rebellion : Official Records of the Union and Confederate Navies. 3 vols. Record of Massachusetts Volunteers. 2 vols. Higginson's Massachusetts in the Army and Navy. 1861-1865. Massachusetts Register and Military Record. 1862. LOCAL HISTORY AND GENEALOGY. Secomb's History of Amherst, N. H. Brooks's History of Medford, Mass. Jewett's History of Essex County. 1878. Hurd's History of Essex County. 1888. 2 vols. Abbott Family. Davenport Family. Davis Family. Flint Family. Phillips Family. Rogers Family. Wyman's Genealogies and Estates of Charlestown. LITERATURE. *Poole's Index to Periodical Literature. 3 vols. 1887-92. * Annual Literary Index. 4 vols. 1892-95. 123 ♦Fletcher's Index to General Literature. Allibone's Dictionary of British and American Authors. 3 vols. Duyckinck's Dictionary of American Literature. 2 vols. Adams's Manual of Historical Literature. Lowndes' Bibliographical Manual of English Literature. 11 volt Chalmers' Index to British Essayists. Allibone's Prose Quotations. Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. Brewer's Reader's Handbook. Cushing's Initials and Pseudonyms. 2 vols. Frey's Soubriquets and Nicknames. Haynes's Initials and Pseudonyms. Soule's English Synonyms. Taylor's Names and their Histories. Wheeler's Dictionary of Noted Names of Fiction. Bartlett's Concordance to Shakespeare. Molineux's Robert Browning Phrase-book. Cruden's Concordance to the Bible. Bryan's Dictionary of Painters and Engravers. Ottley's Dictionary of Living Painters and Engravers. Brand's and Cox's Dictionary of Science, Literature and Art. 3 vols. Mollett's Dictionary ot Art and Archaeology. Bancroft's The Book of the Fair. 2 vols. (Photographs of Columbian Exposition.) Shepp's Photographs of the Holy Land. Duff's Familiar Paintings in their Homes. (With inserted Photographs.) Duff's Noted Sculptures and Homes. 2 vols. (With inserted Photographs.) Gayley's Classic Myths in English Literature. (With inserted Photographs.) Halliday's Photographs of Colonial and Provincial Houses. 3 vols. 1628- 1800. Andover, Mass., to York, Me. Jones's Under Colonial Roofs. (With Photographs.) Scenes from Every Land. (500 Photographic Views.) Grove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians. 4 vols., with index. GEOGRAPHY. Moore's Encyclopaedia of Music. Lippincott's Pronouncing Gazeteer of the World. ♦Bradley's Atlas of the World. 1886. ♦Johnson's Atlas of the World. 1872. Rand & McNally's Indexed Atlas of the World. 2 vols. 1895. Old and New London. Maps. 124 Nason's Gazeteer oi Massachusetts. Revised edition. *Gray's Atlas of Massachusetts. 1871. *Atlas of Essex County. 1872. Atlas of Essex County. 1884. POLITICS. Cooper's American Politics. Messages and Papers of the Presidents. 2 vols. 1789-1833. Congressional Globe. 74 vols. 1854-1872. Congressional Record. 73 vols. 1890-1396. Congressional Directory 52d Congress. 1892. Kingsley's Massachusetts Townsman. 1856. Martin's Statesman's Year-Book. 1872. Roe's Massachusetts Year-Book. 1895, 1896. Souvenir of the Government of Massachusetts. 1880. General Statutes of Massachusetts. 1882, with supplement of 1888. Manual of Massachusetts General Court. 16 vols. 1881-96. MECHANICS. Appleton's Dictionary of Machines, Mechanics, Engine Work and En gineering. Illustrated. 2 vols. Knight's American Mechanical Dictionary. 3 vols. Hunt's Ure's Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines. NEWSPAPERS. Andover Advertiser. 7 vols. 1853-66. Lawrence American and Andover Advertiser. 26vols. 1867-71,1874-96 Andover Townsman. 9 vols. 1887-96. Boston Daily Journal. 12 vols. 1861-66. 4 vols. 1875-76. Harper's Weekly. 48 vols. 1873-96. London Graphic. 36 vols. 1873-90. MISCELLANEOUS. Bouvier's Law Dictionary Parsons's Laws of Business. Warren's Household Physician. Trail's Hydropathic Encyclopedia. M'Culloch's Dictionary of Commerce and Commercial Navigation. Richardson's Illustrated Dictionary of Gardening. 4 vols. TOWN OF ANDOVER EIGHTH ANNUAL REPORT OF THE WATER COMMISSIONERS FOR THE FINANCIAL YEAR ENDING JANUARY 12, 1897 Andover, Mass. THE ANDOVER PRESS, PRINTERS 1897 REPORT. To the Citizens of Andover : Your Board of Water Commissioners herewith submit their eighth annual report for the year ending January 12th, 1897: Forty-six new services have been added this year, making a total to date of 752. Received for water rates, 19052.39, and the cost of main- tenance 14643.63, leaving a net income of $4408.76. It should, however, be understood that this indue 1 es ad- vance meter rates to July 1st, instead of April 1st, the new regulations having taken effect, and all rates are now payable semi-annually. The bonded indebtedness is now $160,000, the different sinking funds amounting to $4845.50, leaving the net debt $155,154.50, the interest is $6206.18, the net income $4408.76, this leaves an excess of interest of $1,797.- 42 which practically represents the cost to the town for water furnished for the public buildings, street sprinkling, drink- ing fountains, hydrants and other public uses. The new pumping engine was completed and given the final test about the 1st of March ; the result was entirely satisfactory in every respect, and with the guarantee from the builders was accepted and paid for. It has been in use most of the time since, and has fully demonstrated its ability to do all the pumping that will be required for some time, what- ever may be the increase in consumption. Less coal is used to pump the same quantity of water than with the old one, and as this is equipped with fly wheel and Corliss valve gear, it easily adjusts itself to variable pressure and does not re- quire the close attention that the other did, consequently the extra services of a fireman are dispensed with. The old en- gine has been thoroughly overhauled and put in proper shape and with several day's trial after, worked as well as when new. These repairs as well as the connections and ex- tra piping required for the new one were all done by Supt. Smith or under his personal supervision. A new hard wood floor was laid in the engine room and a few minor repairs made to the building. The pumping sta- tion is now well equipped, having two engines and two boil- ers there is but little to fear of anything arising that would seriously affect the supply from this source. The plant is now in care of Mr. G. W. Spickler who has been the regular engineer for several years and seems to be well qualified for that position and is interested in the general welfare and care of this very important part of the system. The grounds about the station are in fair condition, the heavy teaming in the Spring did not improve the driveway very much but the banks and walks are in much better shape than formerly. The lot adjoining these grounds on the west between the highway and shore, extending nearly forty-five rods was purchased this year of the Hardy Brothers. As the town now controls nearly all the southern shore, with the two islands taken last year, it is not apprehended that much more trouble will arise from undesirable campers in this locality, and it would be very desirable if the town controlled all the shores of the Pond, then this annoyance could, in a measure, be averted and the purity of the water would not be jeop- ardized, at least from this source. Such a radical change was made in the grade of the State highway north of Mr. Poor's shop that it was deemed advis- able to raise and re-locate the line of pipe in this vicinity so that it might be reached with less difficulty should it become necessary. This involved an outlay of $500, which is in- cluded in the maintenance expenses. It has already been demonstrated by the experience of a large percentage of water systems in New England, that the only proper and just way to equalize water rates, when more than one faucet is used on the same premises, is to measure the water used. We have, therefore, adopted new regulations and water rates which conform very closely to those in use in a majority of the towns in this State, and no doubt will meet your approval. We recommend that there be appropriated 14,400.00 for maintenance and $675.00 for the different Sinking Funds. Very Respectfully, JOHN H. FLINT, ) Board J. P. BUTTERFIELD, \ of FELIX G. HAYNES, ) Water Commissoners. SINKING FUND. The Sinking Fund Commissioners present the following report : ISSUE OP 1890. To redeem bonds Nos. 151 to 160 inclusive. To balance Jan. 15, 1896, $2157 12 Received from Town of Andover, 150 00 Received from interest from Andover Savings Bank, 42 54 Received from interest from Essex Savings Bank, 31 84 Received from interest' from City Institution for Savings, of Lowell, 17 11 12398 61 Invested as follows : Deposited in Andover Savings Bank, 11095 71 Deposited in Essex Savings Bank, 820 61 Deposited in Lowell Institution for Savings, 482 29 ! $2398 61 ISSUE OP 1892. To redeem bonds Nos. 161 to 170 inclusive. To balance Jan. 15, 1896, 8854 79 Received from Town of Andover, 150 00 Received from interest from Broadway Savings Bank, 37 50 $1042 29 Invested as follows : Deposited in Broadway Savings Bank, $1042 29 ISSUE OP 1893. To redeem bonds Nos. 171 to 180 inclusive. To balance Jan. 15, 1896, $535 38 Received from Town of Andover, 150 00 Received from interest from Andover Savings Bank, 17 58 Received from interest from Central Savings Bank, 8 56 Invested as follows : Deposited in Andover Savings Bank, Deposited in Central Savings Bank, ISSUE OP 1895. To redeem bonds Nos. 181 to 195 inclusive. To balance Jan. 15, 1896, $150 00 Received from Town of Andover, 225 00 Received from interest from Haverhill Savings Bank, 18 08 $190 86 220 66 $711 52 $711 52 $693 08 Invested as follows : Deposited in Haverhill Savings Bank, $693 08 JOHN H. FLINT, ) SiM ~, J. P. BUTTERFIELD, S * ln/em ? f und FELIX G. HAYNES, j Commissioners. FINANCIAL STATEMENT. KECEIPTS. Water rates, 19052 39 Various parties, service pipe and meters, 1000 04 M. T. Stevens & Sons, laying pipe, 432 80 Town of Andover, setting fountain and laying drain pipes, 145 96 Methuen Water Works, fittings, 30 40 Deane Steam Pump Co., changing truss, 89 06 Yalpey Bros., repairing drain pipe, 5 16 Hardy & Cole, lead and laying pipe, 9 91 Repairing meters, 5 50 Turning on water, 4 23 Piece of pipe sold, 35 Paid Town Treasurer, Water rates, Pipe account, MAINTENANCE John E. Smith, superintendent, George W. Spickler, engineer, George E. Hussey, clerk and assistant, S. Peterson, labor, Bangs & Horton, coal, Amount carried forward, 12559 44 110775 80 19052 39 1723 41 $10775 80 1798 30 680 00 409 09 260 87 411 18 Amount brought forward, Wm, H. Higgins, board of horse, B. & M. R.R., freight, E. W. Bigelow, oil, Deane Steam Pump Co., repairs on old pump, Andover Press, books and printing, Geo.- Guthrie, labor, Hartford Steam Boiler and Inspection Co., boiler ins Leonard <fe Ellis, oil, Joseph Bordelais, teaming coal, Oberlin Howarth, painting and carpenter work, Thos. Leslie, labor, William J. Butterfield, John S. Dearborn, painting hydrants, Ballard Yale M'f'g Co., nickle plating, Edward S. Moulton, cutting wood, Garlock Packing Co., packing, William G. Goldsmith, box rent and postage, Boston Lead M'f'g Co., pig lead. Curran & Barton, coal, Treat Hardware and Supply Co., paint, oil, etc., Andrew Hurley, labor, A. Palm, wood, II. McLawlin, hardware, Anderson & Bowman, horse-shoeing, etc., Frank E. Gleason, wood, Humphrey Leary, labor, Michael Moynehan, labor, Perrin Seamans & Co., picks and shovels, Harry P. Abbott, wood, Frank L. Trefethen, packing, Patrick McMullen, labor, Michigan Brass and Iron Works, valves, William Fairley, labor, E. C. Pike, pipe and fittings, Amount carried forward, 12559 44 137 00 122 35 93 44 107 72 81 95 80 40 ns., 75 00 ' 74 51 61 06 60 00 62 33 47 34 42 35 43 00 43 58 49 55 41 00 30 33 36 77 35 45 29 21 27 00 20 QG 29 95 25 32 26 43 24 50 29 10 19 25 11 48 10 50 10 50 15 37 15 43 $4179 27 10 Amount brought forward, 14179 27 Walworth M'f'g Co., pipe and fittings, 14 22 George Saunders, pipe and fittings, 11 10 Smith & Manning, oil and supplies, 16 17 The Fairbanks Co., pan for coal barrow, 12 00 Samuel Smith, pump springs, 16 50 John Moynihan, labor, 16 63 John Schofield, labor, 16 75 James Donovan, labor, 14 40 Frank Riley, labor, 14 40 John Warden, labor, 12 80 Augustus Smy, labor, 9 60 Napolian Hill, labor, 9 60 Thomas Mulvane, labor, 9 60 David Gorman, 9 60 William Laundry, labor, 9 60 Barney Sweeney, labor, 9 60 John Mulcahey, labor, 9 60 Michael Hartnett, labor, 9 60 Angelo Crudale, labor, 9 60 Patrick Lynch, labor, 9 60 Patrick Harnett, labor, 9 60 Michael Roach, labor, 9 60 Patrick Connelly, labor, 9 60 Stephen Grant, labor, 9 60 Archie Twombley, labor, 9 60 Laurie Bishop, labor, 9-60 Edward Lawrence, labor, 8 00 James Dennison, labor, 8 00 John McCollum, labor, 8 00 Burnie, labor, 8 00 Daniel Mullen, labor, 8 00 American Express Co., express, 7 15 Tim Chinnery, labor, 7 00 Daniel Fitzpatrick, labor, 7 00 Amount carried forward, 14538 99 11 Amount brought forward, Thomas Madden, labor, Michael Duggan, labor, Dennis Riley, labor, Gilchrist & Taylor, pipe and fittings, Ashton Valve Co., repairs on safety valve, Charles L. Bailey, board of men, John Shaw, painting, Daniel Donovan, labor, Timothy Callahan, labor, Ludlow Yalve Co., valve screws, Joseph W. Poor, work on derrick, Patrick McMahon, labor, American Steam Gage Co., changing guages, William Leary, labor, Hardy & Cole, lumber, George W. Chandler, teaming, Daniel Carney, labor, George E. Gilchrist, pipe and fittings, F. M. Dutch, polish, G. A. Higgins & Co., stationery, Harry Gray, labor, George A. Mayer, repairs on harness, Arthur Shaw, painting, John N. Cole, stationery, Frank Goodwin, labor, John O'Connell, repairs on wagon, F. G. Haynes & Co., tools and supplies, Omar P. Chase, stationery, Lothrop & Spooner, polish, H. P. Noyes, repairs on table, B. B. Tuttle, express, George F. Blake M'fg Co., screw, $4538 99 6 40 6 40 6 40 5 42 5 00 6 00 5 00 4 08 4 80 4 80 4 95 4 80 3 50 3 30 3 84 3 00 3 20 3 42 2 00 2 45 2 18 2 85 2 62 1 00 1 00 1 25 1 0$ 1 82 1 00 45 45 18 $4643 63 12 OEEDIT, MAINTENANCE, . Hardy & Cole, lead, $6 34 F. E. Gleason, repairing meter, 1 50 Adam Lindsay, repairing meter, 2 00 William Marland, repairing meter, 2 00 Mrs. C. Odlin, turning on water, 2 00 Phillips Athletic Grounds, turning on water, 2 00 Driseoll & Couriers, 23 SERVICE PIPE. Lead Lined Iron Pipe Co., pipe and fittings, National Meter Co., meters, Thomson Meter Co., meters, Union Meter Co., meters, George Guthrie, labor, George E. Gilchrist, service pipe fixtures, Thomas Leslie, labor, John E. Smith, superintendent, Humphrey Leary, labor, Michael Moynehan, labor, Wm. H. Higgins, board of horse, John Moynehan, labor, George E. Hussey, clerk and assistant, Wm. J. Butterfield, foreman, Hersey Meter Co, meters, Andrew Hurley, labor, E. C. Pike, pipe and fixtures, Daniel Fitzpatrick, labor, William Farley, labor, Edward Lawrence, labor, Anderson & Bowman, blacksmith work, Hardy & Cole, lumber and labor, David Welch, labor, Amount carried forward , 12135 79 $16 07 $448 94 188 00 150 60 153 50 149 75 141 91 125 40 98 39 81 85 80 49 81 50 81 76 79 20 61 50 52 00 32 08 29 96 21 58 20 60 19 20 13 65 12 65 11 28 13 Amount brought forward, B. & M. R. R. Co., freight, Sumner & Goodwin, stop cocks, Michigan Brass & Iron Works, stop cocks, Patrick McMullen, labor, B. B. Tuttle, express, George Saunders, fixtures, John Leary, labor, Frank Goodwin, labor, Smith & Manning, supplies, H. McLawlin, hardware, American Express, express, William Leary, labor, Geo. H. Sampson, fuses, Boston Lead M'f g Co., lead pipe, F. G. Haynes, cutting oil, W. F. Rutter, union, CREDIT, SERVICE PIPE. Various parties, service pipe and meters, Town of Andover, setting fountain and labor, Methuen Waterworks, fittings, Valpey Brothers, repairing drain, Hardy & Cole, laying pipe, PIPE DISTRIBUTION. Ludlow Valve Mfg. Co., valves and hydrants George Guthrie, labor, George E. Hussey, clerk and assistant, John E. Smith, superintendent, Amount brought forivard, $2135 79 7 49 6 00 5 75 4 22 4 00 3 00 3 50 2 70 2 15 1 70 1 60 1 19 1 50 97 75 56 $2182 87 $1000 01 145 96 30 40 o 16 3 57 $1185 13 $124 82 106 52 79 68 62 89 $373 91 14 Amount brought forward, John Moynehan, labor, Michael Moynehan, labor, City of Lawrence, pipe and specials, Humphrey Leary, labor, George E.Gilchrist, pipe, Walworth M'f'g Co., specials, Andrew Hurley, labor, William Farley, labor, Wm. H. Higgins, board of horse, Daniel Fitzpatrick, labor, Thomas Leslie, labor, Wm. J. Butterfield, foreman, Boston Lead M'f'g Co., lead, Builders Iron Foundry, specials, Geo. W. Chandler, teaming, B. & M. R. R. Co., freight, Anderson & Bowman, blacksmith work, H. McLawlin, hardware, OEEDIT, PIPE DISTRIBUTION. M. T. Stevens & Sons, laying pipe, Cash, piece of pipe, PUMPING PLANT. Deane Steam Pump Co., contract and premium on pumps, 19393 50 John E. Smith, superintendent, 273 64 0. B. Howarth, labor, carpenter work and painting at pumping station, 218 15 Amount carried forward, 89885 29 1373 91 69 90 69 13 52 72 65 70 34 37 34 17 31 03 29 28 27 50 23 92 23 91 20 16 18 59 13 13 12 50 5 68 4 55 2 50 $912 65 8432 80 35 8433 15 15 Amount brought forward, Hardy & Cole, lumber, George E. Gilchrist, pipe and fittings, S. Peterson, labor, Boston Belting Co., rubber matting, W. H. Higgins, board of horse, Nightingale & Childs, covering steam pipes, Treat Hardware & Supply Co., hardware and tools Driscoll & O'Brien, brick work, John Hurley, carpenter work, W. F. Doner ty, carpenter work, Henry McLawlin, hardware, John Shaw, painting, American Steam Guage Co., indicator springs George W. Spickler, labor, Clarence Goldsmith, labor, W. F. Rutter, labor and pipe fittings, Arthur Shaw, painting, F. G. Haynes & Co., lamps and supplies, George E. Hussey, labor, Anderson & Bowman, blacksmith work, Samuel Smith, machine work, George W. Chandler, teaming, Walter Shaw, labor, B. & M. R. R., freight, E. C. Pike, fittings, American Express Co., express, OEEDIT, PUMPING PLANT. Deane Steam Pump Co., changing truss, TOOLS. The Fairbanks Co., scales and wheelbarrow, George Saunders, tank, Amount carried forward, $9885 29 92 83 90 72 71 60 76 50 58 25 27 69 s, 24 62 18 40 15 00 15 00 14 53 12 50 12 00 10 00 7 50 7 30 5 25 5 00 3 80 3 35 3 05 2 25 1 75 1 73 1 53 15 $10467 59 189 06 $47 00 15 76 $62 76 16 Amount brought forward. The Mason Regulator Co., pressure regulators, Ludlow Valve M'f'g. Co., valve, Walworth M'f'g Co., fittings, Frank J. Scott, tap, Anderson & Bowman, blacksmith work, H. McLawlin, tools, B. & M. B,. R,, freight, American Express Co., express, BUILDINGS AT PUMIING STATION. George E. Gilchrist, pipe and fittings, George E. Hussey, labor, CONSTRUCTION EXPENSES. Frost & Adams, drawing paper, GRADING LAND. P. J. EJannon, rent of cart, WATER AND LAND DAMAGES. Edward S. Hardy, lot of land, George W. Foster, writing and recording deed, SUMMARY OF APPROVED BILLS. Maintenance, Service Pipe, Pipe Distribution, 862 76 12 60 3 46 1 53 50 75 50 34 15 $82 59 815 16 2 30 817 46 89 80 814 25 Amount carried forward ', 8200 00 3 Q5 8203 65 84643 63 2182 87 912 65 87739 15 17 Amount brought forward, $7739 15 Pumping Plant, 10167 59 Tools, 82 59 Water and Land Damages, 203 65 Buildings at Pumping Station, 17 46 Construction Expenses, 9 80 Grading Land, 14 25 $18534 49 COST OF CONSTEUCTION. Office fixtures, $492 53 Reservoir, 11074 59 Buildings at Pumping Station, 9423 19 Coal shed, 806 97 Pipe distribution, 125203 34 Service pipe, 10368 61 Construction expenses, 6697 77 Suction pipe, 1309 46 Pumping plant, 26697 37 Grading land, 1739 12 Tools, 1029 29 Teams, 474 90 Work shop, 1259 62 Water and land damage, 3698 80 $200273 56 18 SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT. To the Board of Water Commissioners : I herewith submit my report for the year ending January 12, 1897. During the year 555 feet of 6 inch pipe has been laid in public ways and 1-6 inch gate and 2 hydrants set 18 feet of 6 inch, 4 feet of 4 inch laid and 1-6 inch check valve, 1-4 inch valve and 1 hydrant set on private fire pipe. Yiz : Highland Road from Catherine Nolan's to Hugh Cunning- ham's, 243 feet 6 inch pipe and one hydrant. Cuba Street from John Henderson's to new street on land of P. D. Smith, 107 feet of 6 inch pipe. New street from Cuba Street, 157 feet of 6 inch pipe, 1-6 inch gate and 1 hydrant. New street on land of Hardy & Cole, 48 feet of 6 inch pipe. Moses T. Stevens & Sons, fire pipe, 18 feet of 6 inch, 4 feet of 4 inch pipe, 1-6 inch check valve, 1-4 inch valve and 1 hy- drant. Total number of public hydrants in service, 184. There is on hand 360 feet of 6 inch pipe, enough for re- pairs during the coming year but not enough to make any extensions. SERVICE PIPE. There were received during 1896, 47 applications for ser- vice pipes, 46 of which were laid. The total number of ap- plications received to date is 787. Total number of services connected with works to date, 752. One service has been laid for supplying a drinking faucet and expense charged to service pipe account. One laid for drinking fountain and expense charged to special appropriation for drinking foun- tain. There have been set during the year 48 meters, making the total number in use to date 326. The usual schedule of service pipe work accompanies this report. 19 Schedule of Service Pipe. CO Kind, Cement Lined. Lead Lined. Tarred Lead. Cast- iron. Total. a 3 2 Sizes, ISo. of Services, Owned by Town, Owned by Individ 1.1, & 1$ In. f.l, & U In. 45 1115.3 1632.3 2&2i Inches. f&l Inch. 4 Inch. 1 22 700 46 1137.3 2332.3 j Total for 1896, 2747.6 722 3469.6 Previously Reported, No. of Services, Length in feet, 642 47582.3 52 4053.0 4 249.9 6 817. 2 738.2; 654 53440.4 Total Jan. 12, 1897, No. of Services, Length in feet, 642 47582.3 97 6800.6 4 249.9 6 817. 3 738.2 752 56910.0 PUMPING PLANT. With the completion of the Dearie High Duty pumping en- gine, and the thorough overhauling of the Blake Duplex Pump, the pumping plant is in most excellent shape, and is in line with the highest perfection in the art of pumping known to engineers. The official test of the Deane engine was made the subject of a special report, which is here ap- pended. The test shows a duty developed, which is without precedent with a pump of this capacity. The duty obtained under every day working condition is, hewever, more sur- prising than the official duty, as during June of 1896 the average duty of the Deane pump per 100 lbs. coal used running was over 136 million foot lbs., the average duty for the same month by total fuel used was over 114 million foot lbs., no deduction made. The average length of runs made during this month was about 7 hours per day. report on deane pump. Acting under the terms of the contract between the town of And- over and the Deane Steam Pump Co. of Holyoke, Mass., dated Apr. 22, 1895, I have attended to the inspection and tests for capacity and duty of the pumping machinery designed, constructed, and put in operation by the Deane Steam Pump Co., and beg leave to submit the following report : The engine is a vertical compound condensing fly wheel engine, 20 with automatic cut-off on the high pressure cylinder and either auto- matic or variable cut-off on the low pressure cylinder. Between the cylinders is a receiver having a coil of pipe through which live steam from the main steam pipe is constantly circulating, insuring dry steam in the low pressure cylinder. The steam cylinders are jacketed, both heads and barrels. The steam and exhaust valves, which are of the Corliss type, are carried in the heads, reducing the clearance spaces to a minimum. The valve gear is driven from one crank pin on the main shaft and so arranged that one motion of the starting bar moves all of the valves 2? 25 of both cylinders. The piston rods are connected through cross heads on to each end of a working lever, which transmits the motion through the main connecting rod to a bent crank in the main shaft. 25 2? The pumps, two in number, are vertical double acting plunger pumps with center packing. The packing ring, which is of compo- sition, can be readily taken out and replaced without disturbing the pump cylinders. The pumps are placed in a pit below the engine, with the axes of the pumps in line with the axes of the steam cylin- der, the plunger rods connecting directlv with the cross heads of the C O 25 J engine, thus forming a continuous direct line through both steam cylinders and pumps. The air pump is an independent horizontal single piston, double acting pump having steam cylinder 5 1-2 inches in diameter, water cylinder 7 inches in diameter and 8-inch stroke. The feed pump, which was furnished by the contractors though not called for by the specifications, is a small duplex piston pump of the regular Deane pattern attached to a receiver, by which it is automatically governed. The action of the steam is as follows : The steam is first admitted to the high pressure cylinder, the ad- mission being automatically cut off by a fly ball governor: After doing work in the high pressure cylinder it is exhausted to the receiver which has been described. From the receiver it is admitted to the low pressure cylinder, the point of cut-off being governed either by the fly ball governor or by hand adjustment, from the low pressure cylinder it is exhausted through a coil feed water heater to a jet condenser which is placed on top of the air pump. The air pump then discharges it together with the water used for condensa- tion, through the overflow. The steam which is used by the air pump may be taken either directly from the main steam pipe or from a separator placed below the jackets and receiving the jacket 21 drainage. The exhaust fi:om the air pump goes either to the feed water heater or to the receiver of the main engine. The valves of the pumps all open upwards and the water being displaced by the plungers passes upward through the valves to a large water chamber from which the discharge main leads. The Deane Steam Pump Co. at considerable expense to them, have willingly made any changes in the design submitted by them with their proposal, which the writer has suggested. They have furnished everything that was called for by the specifications, and," in the opinion of the writer, have furnished a much better engine than the contract called for. They have exceeded their guaranteed duty and earned a premium of $97.50. They have, to the best of my knowledge, faithtully fulQlled their part of the contract, and I therefore recommend the acceptance of the machinery. John E. Smith, Supt. March 9, 1896. METHOD OF TEST. As the town furnished the boiler plant coal could not very well be considered in figuring the duty. The contract therefore called for a duty of 125 million foot-pounds per 1000 pounds of dry steam at 90 pounds pressure delivered from the boiler. All heat taken from the boiler to be charged to the engine and all heat which should be rejected by the engine and returned to the boiler be credited to the engine, and as the plant is ordinarily run with the main pumps feeding the boilers, it was specifically stated in the specifications that steam used by the feed pump should be deducted from the total steam used. To eliminate as far as possible any error which might creep in and at the same time simplify the official trial, it was decided that drainage from the separator should be returned directly to the boiler, and all steam delivered beyond the separator should be considered dry and saturated. It w r as also decided to run the boiler feed pump, and heat the building from a separate boiler. Having so far simpli- fied the conduct of the test, arrangements for the trial were made as follows: Boiler No. 1 was selected to be used in connection with the Deane pump, and all connections between boilers No. 1 and No. 2 were either ascertained to be perfectly tight or blanked off. Tanks were arranged, the first one connecting with the feed pump which supplied boiler No. 1. Above this was placed a second tank 22 resting on a pair of platform scales which were known to be correct. Into this tank water was drawn from an overhanging pipe. The temperatures were taken by thermometers which had been caliberated, and were correct to within a small fraction of a degree. The thermometers in the feed and jacket return pipes were placed in tees as near as practicable to the boilers. The thermometer in the tank was hung loosely in the water and was read by lifting it until the mercury just showed at the surface. The weight of water returned from the jackets was determined by a preliminary test of three hours duration, conducted March 3, the conditions being as near as possible to those of the official trial. During nor after this preliminary test nothing about the engine was changed. The method of determining the amount of jacket steam used per hour was by connecting the jacket drain through a separa- tor which had a water glass at the side and beyond which was placed a steam trap, to a pipe leading below the water in the second tank already described. In this pipe was a globe valve placed so that it could be conveniently operated. The tank was first partially filled with cold water, the globe valve was then closed. The time and weight of the water noted. The globe valve was then opened and the jacket drainage allowed to trap over. As soon as a sign of vapor appeared on the surface of the water the globe valve was again closed, and time and weight was noted. This was continued for three hours. The weights and all conditions appeared so regu- lar that longer test was deemed unnecessary, and the weight thus determined, 269.5 pounds per hour, was used in figuring the duty. The official trial was conducted March 4, was begun about two hours after the engine was started and after the representative of the contractors and the writer had made a thorough examination to see that there was no possibility of either water or steam getting into or out of boiler No. 1 without being accounted for. A large gong was used for timing, 3 strokes being given 15 seconds before the time for taking, 2 strokes 5 seconds before, and 1 stroke on the time. In starting two observers noted the height of water in the boiler, two noted the level of water in the lower tank, and two read the revolution counter. At the end of the test the same men made the same observations. During the test all observations were made each 15 minutes, by C. L. Newcomb representing the contractors, and by the writer representing the town. The readings in all cases coincided. The water was carefully weighed by two independent 23 observers and the number of tanks used checked by an automatic register operated by a float. Every precaution against error which could be thought of was used, and the results are believed to be substantially correct. OFFICIAL TEST. Test of 17 x 30 x 8 3-4 x 30 cross compound condensing fly wheel pumping engine, with two centre packed plunger pumps, manufactured by the Deane Steam Pump Co. of Holyoke, Mass. Designed by Charles L. Newcomb, Superintendent. Date of test, March 4, 1896. Duration of test, 10 hours. Time of starting, 8.01 A. M. Time of stopping, 6.01 p. m. Diameter high pressure cylinder, " low " " " pump plungers, Common length of stroke, Diameter high pressure piston rod, " low " " " " plunger iC Capacity at 205 ft. piston speed, Revolutions of engine during 10 hours, Plunger travel, 10 hours. Area of plunger, 1-2 area of 3 plunger rod, Net effective area of plunger, Average observed steam pressure, " " water " Difference of level between gauge and water in Pond, Average observed total water pressure, " temperature of water in tank, " " feed " at boiler, " jacket " " " Temperature steam at 90.3 lbs. pressure, Net B. T. U. per lb. feed water from tanks, " " " " " " " " " jackets, " " " " " " steam at 105 absolute, Weight feed water from tanks, Net weight of feed water from tanks, 17 in. 30 " 8 3-4 " 30 * 3 " 3 " 3 " 1205.4 gal. per min. 25361 253610 ft. 60.13 3.53 56.6 90.3 lbs. 139.79 " 5.1 " 144.89 « 41° 126° 299° 331.137° 85.04 259.44 1173.84 15132 lbs. 14035.8 24 Weight of jacket water, 2695 Net " " " " 2097.6 Weight of total steam delivered from boiler at 105 lbs. absolute pressure, 16133.4 Total ft, lbs. work developed by plunger, no allowance for fric- tion in suction pipe, 2,079,798,291.4 Duty, contract basis : 56.6 x 253610 x 144-89 x 1000 16133.4 128,912,585 ft. lbs. Premium earned at $25.00 per 1,000,000 ft. lbs. above 125 millions, $97.50 Signed, John E. Smith, For the Town of Andover. Charles L. Newcomb, For Deane Steam Pump Co. The pump room has been painted, a new floor laid, and everything about it put in good condition. • All expenses caused by the installation of new pump has been charged to pumping plant. MAINTENANCE. Many expenses have been met during the past year which would ordinarily be uncalled for and while some of them were anticipated in calling for an appropriation at the annual meeting in March, 1896, had it not been for increased econ- omy in the ordinary operating expenses, it would have been impossible to have met our maintenance expenses with funds at our disposal for that purpose. We have, however, paid every bill, and have an unexpended balance of $72.44. The cost of pumping lias been very materially reduced, both by the decreased coal consumption and by the decreased cost in attendance. The pumping since June 1st has been done almost entire- ly by the Deane pump, which, being automatically controlled, requires very little attention, after being started. The steam used by this pump being much less than was used by the Blake pump, the labor of firing is reduced more than one- half, one man easily does the fireing and running, thereby 25 saving the wages of a fireman. Last year we did not reap the full benefits of the economy of the plant, as owing to changes made and labor involved in overhauling the Blake pump, and putting the pump room in order, a fireman was employed during the first six months of the year. The Blake pump has been thoroughly overhauled, the plungers, plunger rods and piston rods trued up, new plunger packing rings and valve rods put in, all brass work nickel plated and pumps repainted ; they are now in first class order and ready to run at any time. The expense connected with these repairs was 8316.42. They are turned over every week and run occasionally to see that they are in proper working order. In July the force-main pulled apart just outside of the pumping station wall. The pipe was taken up and relaid. Owing to a change of grade on the State highway, at Poor's causeway, Frye Tillage, 850 feet of 8 inch pipe and 2 hydrants were taken up and relaid on a new location. This job came late in the season and caused an expenditure of $515.32. This expenditure should be refunded by the State Highway Commissioners, but as they are guaranteed against damages it would have to be collected from either the county or town. Acting by request of the Chairman of your Board circular letters were sent to about one hundred superintendents in cities and towns in New England, asking for information as to the style of works and water rates. Received replies from forty-nine different cities and towns, which were tabulated and made the subject of a special report to your Board. The information obtained is valuable in a great many ways, but throws no light whatever on the vexed question of schedule rates to water takers. Andover's rates were found in case of most fixtures to be below the average, but there seems to be no equitable system of graduating the tax on various styles of fixtures. The action of your Board in establishing a com- pulsory meter system on all services except 1 single tenements using one faucet would seem to contain more elements of justice to consumers than any revision of schedule rates could possibly have. 26 The introduction of the new regulations has met with the approval of a great majority of the consumers and the general introduction of meters is progressing with very little friction. The probable effect of meters will be to slightly reduce the revenue, but the tendency will also be to reduce the cost of pumping ; few people realize that over one-half the cost of operating the works comes from pumping. During the year the Town has obtained at a trifling cost a piece of land on the shore of the pond, west of the pump- ing station lot, containing the only available location for camps and houses, between the pumping station and Dixon's. This is certainly a move in the right direction. The special work required in maintenance during the com- ing year will be, so far as known, the raising to grade of a few hydrants on the State highway, the cleaning of the reservoir and the relaying of the 12 inch flange pipe across the river at Abbot Village. Respectfully submitted, John E. Smith. Andover, Feb. 1, 1897. rHTHlOOO»-HlOeOOi— 1 OS •nope ransuoo S3 ** ^ ** °°, °^ °*J *. ""J. *"*. 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A minimum rate payable semi-annually in advance will be charged which will cover a certain yearly quantity of water and all water registered by meter in excess of that quantity shall be paid by the hundred cubic feet. In case of a meter stopping or failing to reg- ister, the quantity used shall be estimated as the amount which ordinarily passes through the meter when in operation. A consumer using not more than 5400 cubic feet per year shall pay a minimum annual rate of $6.00, which payment shall entitle him to use 2400 cubic feet of water per year, and twenty-five cents for each and every one huudred cubic feet in excess of that quantity. A consumer using more than 5400 and less than 13400 cubic feet shall pay a minimum annual rate of $12.00, which payment shall entitle him to use 5400 cubic feet of water, and twenty-two cents for each and every one hundred cubic feet in excess of that quantity. A consumer using more than 13400 and less than 67000 cubic feet per year shall pay a minimum annual rate of $25.00 per year, which payment shall entitle him to use 13400 cubic feet per year, and eighteen cents for each and every one hundred cubic feet in ex- cess of that quantity. A consumer using more than 67000 and less than 200,000 cubic feet of water per year shall pay a minimum annual rate of $100.00 per year, which payment shall entitle him to use 67000 cubic feet per year, and fifteen cents for each and every one hundred cubic feet in excess of that quantity. A consumer using 200,000 cubic feet or over shall pay a minimum annual rate of $225.00, which payment shall entitle him to use 200,- 000 cubic feet of water, and eleven, cents for each and every one hundred cubic feet in excess of that quantity. A cubic foot is computed as seven and one-half gallons. All meters read cubic feet. 29 EEGULATIONS. The following regulations until further notice shall be considered a part of the contract with every person who uses water : 1. All applications for the use of water must be made at the office of the Water Commissioners and state fully the purpose for which it is intended to be used. The Town will in all cases lay the service pipe from the street main to and through the cellar wall and provide on the end thereof a stop and waste valve. And the owner of the premises shall in all cases pay for such service pipe as may be laid within his premises together with the stop and waste valve at such rates as may be fixed by the Water Commissioners. 2. Meters will in all cases be set where there is more than one family using water through the same service pipe or where there is a single family using more than one faucet, and in all cases where there is a stable connected with the premises or hose is used. The Town will set all meters and charge a rental of $2.00 per year. Consumers at their option may purchase said meters when they will be marked on the books as private and no rental will be charged. All meters will be kept in repair by the Town and no charge made therefor except in cases of freezing or negligence. 3. All persons using water must furnish internal pipes, connec- tions and fixtures, and keep them in repair at their own expense and the commissioners will not be liable for any damage caused by fail- ure to do so. No person will be permitted to connect with any water pipes on the inlet side of the meter in any way or manner without a written permit from the Commissioners or their author- ized agent. 4. Water rates shall be payable at the office of the Water Com- missioners semi-annually, in advance, on the first day of January and July of each year. Water rates for the fractional part of six months shall be due when the water is turned on and in no case shall they be less than one dollar. No abatement of water rates will be made except when the entire premises are shut off for a period of at least three months. In all cases of non payment of water rates within ten days after the same are due as well as for any violation of these rules and regulations, the supply may be shut off and water will not again be let on except upon payment of the amount due and the sum of two dollars for shutting off and letting on the water. In case of shutting off or letting on the water for re- 30 pairs, testing of pipes, or any other purpose except for non payment of dues, the sum of one dollar will be charged. 5 When water is supplied to more than one family through a single service, the water rates shall be paid by the owner or lessee of the whole premises and the owners shall, in all cases, be re- sponsible for the water rates of their tenants. 6. No water taker shall supply water to parties not entitled to its use except on written permit. 7. All apparatus and places supplied with water must be accessi- ble at all reasonable times to the inspection of the Commissioners or their agent, and all pipes and fixtures shall be subject to rejection by said Board, if considered unsuitable for the purpose. 8. Water will be furnished for external fire protection free of charge, but no person shall open any hydrant, public or private, ex- cept for the legitimate purpose of extinguishing fires without a written permit from the Commissioners or their agent, and in case of fire public hydrants are to be opened by firemen only under the direction of the fire engineers. 9. The Commissioners reserve the right to restrict the use of hose or fountains or to shut off the water when it becomes necessary to make extensions or repairs or for violation of any of the regula- tions. 10. In computing meter rates no service pipe shall pay less than $6.00 a year unless shut off for at least three consecutive months during the year.